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WCU listed among Colleges of Distinction for 2017 by guidebook publisher

Western Carolina University has been recognized as one of America’s Colleges of Distinction for 2017 by a national guidebook and online resource, citing WCU as where students go “to learn, to grow and to succeed” in an environment that prioritizes faculty-student mentoring and outstanding teaching as well as diverse academic and co-curricular programs.

Recycling coordinator looks to boost campus efforts

Since Western Carolina University’s recycling program was instituted in 1988, it has never really had one person fully responsible for guiding its direction.

Ten faculty-led projects chosen to receive STAR Engagement grants

How far can $500 go? For 10 community engagement projects involving Western Carolina University students, far enough to provide valuable service to some worthy causes.

University researcher helps identify top NFL rivalries

With the NFL season rapidly coming to a close as four remaining teams vie for a spot in the 2017 Super Bowl, what will be the next big rivalry that develops?

Noteworthy News

  • Western Carolina University will host a regional conference addressing “Growing Partnerships with Outdoor Tourism and Local Communities” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will pilot Saturday hours for its Special Collections unit beginning January 21. (more…) #
  • Late last fall semester, five student groups from an “African Diaspora” class taught by Saheed Aderinto, Western Carolina University associate professor of history, gave presentations on the history and cultural presence of black people in the Americas to five world history classes taught by Emily Cash and Brittany Miller at Smoky Mountain High School. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University will host Dan Auerbach, violinist and assistant professor of music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, for a 7:30 p.m. recital Wednesday, Jan. 25. (more…) #


  • Shawn Collins, associate professor of nursing and interim associate director of WCU’s School of Nursing, recently received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Nursing at his alma mater, Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. (more…) #


  • Please visit for campus and community wellness resources, state resources and initiatives, monthly programs, and events. (more…) #

January 18 – 24, 2017

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