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Center for Career and Professional Development gets new home in Reid Gym

With the recent move of Western Carolina University’s Center for Career and Professional Development to newly renovated space in Reid Gymnasium, the final component of initial changes planned by center director Theresa Cruz Paul has been put into place.

Professor receives Cherokee honor for preservation of culture, interpretive work

Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, has received the 2016 Cherokee National Worcester Award for his efforts to preserve Cherokee culture.

Mountain Heritage Day marks 42nd annual event with big crowd

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, an annual regional cultural celebration and the university’s “gift back to the community,” took place Saturday, Sept. 24, on campus under bright skies with thousands of visitors.

Noteworthy News

  • Western Carolina University students associated with Dance Marathon will unite with more than 300 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs at colleges and universities across North America for Child Health Day on Monday, Oct. 3. (more…) #
  • Communication between the Western Carolina University campus and off-campus sites on the university phone system will be unavailable for at least two hours Wednesday, Oct. 5, as WCU switches phone service providers. (more…) #
  • A three-month ceramics exhibit at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum opens Thursday, Oct. 6, with a two-day symposium in conjunction with American Craft Week featuring artist lectures and demonstrations. All events are free and open to the public. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series returns on Monday, Oct. 3, with a program on modern views on economics rooted in 18th-century philosophies. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will hold its annual book sale Thursday, Oct. 6, inside the main entrance of the library from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (more…) #
  • Issues of race and class status in New York City at the turn of the 20th century will be explored as Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen presents “Intimate Apparel” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 8. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University undergraduates will have an opportunity to meet with prospective employers to talk about full-time and part-time employment and internship opportunities during Catamount Career & Networking Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4. (more…) #


  • Santiago Garcia-Castanon, WCU professor of Spanish, recently gave two presentations at an international conference focusing on Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote.” (more…) #
  • Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, was recently announced as a semifinalist for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, which is presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association. (more…) #


  • Chancellor David Belcher has announced the call for nominations of individuals to be awarded the Honorary Doctorate by Western Carolina University. (more…) #
  • Please consider sending your students to the Emergency Preparedness workshop this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Bardo Arts Center, Room 130. (more…) #
  • Grab your lunch and join the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs for a Brown Bag Lunch Series designed to generate dialogue around different perspectives of diversity. The series is free and open to the entire campus community. The second discussion, “Disability as Diversity,” facilitated by Wesley Satterwhite, Disability Services Director, will take place Wednesday, October 5 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in UC Raleigh Room. (more…) #
  • *Camp lot#4B will be closed Thurs. Sept. 29, 2016 at midnight until Sunday Oct.2, 2016 at 5pm for Football RV PARKING. *The following COMMUTER and FACULTY/STAFF lots will be closed at midnight on Friday Sept. 30, 2016 for our home football game this Saturday Oct. 1, 2016: (more…) #
  • State Health Plan and NC Flex Open Enrollment for 2017 Open Enrollment begins October 1 and will continue through October 31, 2016. (more…) #
  • 'Learn to Find Funding for Your Research' - a hands-on workshop - will be presented by the Office of Research Administration, Thursday, Sept. 29 between 3 - 4 p.m. in Hunter Library Room 186. (more…) #
  • Green Zone Training : An initiative to support student veterans and educate the campus community. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. UC Cardinal Room (more…) #
  • Join Folkmoot and Western Carolina University's Office of International Programs and Services for a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner, the first in a series of friendship dinners and dances scheduled throughout the fall of 2016. The Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Folkmoot Cafeteria112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786. (more…) #
  • You have likely heard that DegreePlus is our quality enhancement plan for the SACS reaffirmation. If you’d like to learn more about it or to give feedback, please consider attending our open forum. DegreePlus Open Forum Wednesday, Sept. 28 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the UC Theater (more…) #
  • You are invited to the following event; please click the link to register. We still have seats available in CAMP 133 as well as spots for conferencing in to the session. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and community partners are all invited. Please share. September 30th 5:30-7:30 pm CAMP 133/Video Conference “Challenging Our Prison Nation: From Our Schools (and Bathrooms) to Our Streets” Erica Meiners  (more…) #
  • It is that time of year again to take precautions to prevent the spread of flu on our campus as flu season approaches. (more…) #

September 28 – October 4, 2016

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