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Collins takes over as WCU’s official fall color forecaster

Beverly Collins is getting into the prognostication business this fall, but she won’t be trying to predict the outcome of college football games.

Shorelines program heads into its 10th year on WCU campus

Hardly a day goes by that a staff member from Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Alumnus expands medical practice to Health and Human Sciences Building clinic

Dr. Gray Erlacher, a Western Carolina University alumnus, has expanded his practice to the primary care clinic located in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.

State budget director discusses college affordability with WCU students, leaders

With students – and some faculty members – still scrambling to find their classrooms on the second day of the fall semester, State Budget Director Andrew Heath paid a visit to Western Carolina University to tackle the subject of college affordability with a group of WCU students and campus leaders.

Employee Appreciation Day is Sept. 1 at the Ramsey Center

Western Carolina University’s annual Employee Appreciation Day and Benefits Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

Noteworthy News

  • The Western Carolina University community welcomed back new and returning students for the 2016-17 academic year over a three-day period, Aug. 19-21. Another fall semester is underway! (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Talent Search program, Project Discovery, recently had its grant with the U.S. Department of Education renewed at $368,160 per year for five years. (more…) #
  • One of Western Carolina University’s oldest buildings has some of the newest fixtures, thanks to a recent replacement of classroom furniture. (more…) #
  • New full-time faculty or staff members and full-time employees who need to update their headshots are asked to visit the photo studio in the Office of Communications and Public Relations on these dates and between these hours: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an exhibit of works by Bayard Wootten, a pioneering woman photographer, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Hunter Library. (more…) #
  • A group of 16 philosophy and religion faculty members and graduate students from colleges across the country visited the WCU campus July 31-Aug. 5 for the 11th Biennial Personalist Seminar. (more…) #



  • Provost's Internal Support Grant FAQ and Proposal Development Session with the Office of Research and Administration Monday, August 29 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. University Center Catamount Room (more…) #
  • An Evening with Bardo Arts Center Thursday, August 25 | 5:00-7:00PM ART EXHIBITION & RECEPTION (more…) #
  • It is that time of year again—time for the WNC Get Fit Challenge.  Check out the information below about the Challenge and refer to the website: for Challenge updates and additions. (more…) #
  • Workplace Violence: Risk Analysis, Prevention and Response Friday, August 26, 2016 / 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Cordelia Camp Building, Western Carolina University Instructor: Lisa Briggs (more…) #
  • Exhibit Opening and Reception Honoring Annie Lee Bryson Handed On: Three Generations of Cornshuck Artists An exhibit featuring the work of Frances Nicholson, Annie Lee Bryson and Lori Anderson sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Center Thursday, August 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | 1st Floor Lobby | H.F. Robinson Building (more…) #

August 24 – 30, 2016

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