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Student brings Latin American flair to WCU’s radio station

In addition to serving as the best man for his brother’s wedding in 2014, Craig Daughtrey also did some announcing. Afterwards, the bride’s family told the Western Carolina University student that, with his voice, he should try radio.

Campus academic leaders announce two-phased approach to proposed new center

Development of a proposed Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at Western Carolina University will proceed under a two-phased approach designed to address concerns regarding potential constraints on academic integrity raised in a Faculty Senate resolution last fall in opposition to establishment of the center.

New company working at WCU for regional economic development

Western Carolina University’s wholly owned, wholly operated campus-based company has a name, has a mission and is up and running, six months after start-up.

Cast announced for March 17 ‘Blackbeard’s Ghost’ production

The cast for the upcoming production of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Anne’s Revenge” has been announced by the show’s director, Peter Savage, visiting assistant professor of acting in Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen.

Summer research program still taking applications

The deadline for students to apply for WCU’s new Summer Undergraduate Research Program is Friday, Feb. 12, and applications will be accepted until 4 p.m.

State bond package, WCU project win backing of Asheville Chamber, Jackson officials

A statewide bond package that would mean $110 million for a replacement for Western Carolina University’s obsolete Natural Sciences Building picked up a key endorsement from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and pledges of support from government officials across Jackson County.

Noteworthy News

  • Runners from across Western North Carolina and the Southeast will be gathering at Western Carolina University to participate in the sixth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K on Saturday, April 2. (more…) #
  • WCU’s Hunter Library and Technology Commons will present “Tech Talks: An Evening of Digital Humanities and MakerSpace Lightning Talks” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. (more…) #
  • This winter marks the 40th anniversary of the instructional partnership between WCU and the Cataloochee Ski Area for WCU’s ski and snowboard class. (more…) #
  • WCU’s Department of World Languages is hosting its second annual World Languages Poetry Event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Illusions at A.K. Hinds University Center. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University will host a “Global Spotlight on the Syrian Refugee Crisis” presentation on campus Wednesday, Feb. 10. (more…) #
  • WCU’s Staff Senate has issued this announcement concerning upcoming elections: Who cares about WCU? The Staff Senate cares, and we are looking for others who care as well. (more…) #
  • The Pam Tillis concert that was postponed due to snow and ice has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. (more…) #


  • Late last year, three WCU faculty and staff members in the Forensic Science Program traveled to the Quantico, Virginia, to give invited talks at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. (more…) #


  • Chief Diversity Officer candidate, Dr. Kirk Rascoe, will be on campus Friday, February 5th. (more…) #
  • Dr. Lynn Sacco, to present Ron Morrow Lecture | 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | Killian 102 (more…) #
  • Professional Practices Opportunities - February (more…) #
  • Acrobatic trio ‘Galumpha’ to perform Friday, February 5 7:30 p.m. John W. Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center (more…) #

February 3 – 9, 2016

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