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UNC system hears from WCU on developing strategic plan, shaping institutional goals

As the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina works to develop a system-level strategic plan, Western Carolina University is making recommendations to guide those decisions.

New office will assist students in pursing big-time academic awards

With the recent establishment of Western Carolina University’s Office of National and International Awards, an effort has begun to provide the best-of-the-best students at the university with the tools they need to compete for top awards such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall and Truman.

Conference examines ways to grow economy, preserve environment

More than 100 leaders from across Western North Carolina came together Friday, Oct. 7, at Western Carolina University to discuss ways to foster regional economic development without having a negative impact on the mountain environment.

WCU to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with slate of activities Oct. 26-30

The Western Carolina University community will come together under the theme “Purple Reigns” to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with major public events planned over a five-day period – Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30.

College of Business listed once again on Princeton Review ‘best schools’ list

A book published by Princeton Review lists Western Carolina University’s College of Business as one of the nation’s best schools at which to earn a master’s degree in business administration.

Noteworthy News

  • Margaret Spellings will be inaugurated as the 18th president of the University of North Carolina system Thursday, Oct. 13. (more…) #
  • A “Youth Swim Refresher” course will be offered during evenings in late October and early November by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education. (more…) #
  • The Fortress Brass Quintet, an ensemble composed of five music instructors from universities across the country, will visit Western Carolina University to perform a free concert Wednesday, Oct. 26. (more…) #
  • Mayday Parade with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Rescue Party are the artists performing at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center. (more…) #


  • Lori Schrodt, professor of physical therapy, and several physical therapy alumni presented research on outcomes from a community balance exercise program (more…) #
  • Faculty, students and alumni of the Department of Physical Therapy attended the June 8-11 national NEXT Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in Nashville. (more…) #
  • Physical therapy professors Sue McPherson and Todd Watson, along with program alumna Lindsey Pate, had a paper published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine in June. (more…) #
  • Sara Snyder, visiting assistant professor for WCU’s Cherokee Language Program, will present at the American Philosophical Society’s “Translating Across Time and Space” symposium Friday, Oct. 14, in Philadelphia. (more…) #
  • Angela Dills, Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor in Regional Economic Development, and Meredith Whitfield, director of external relations, are among 36 participants chosen for “Homegrown Leaders,” a program of the North Carolina Rural Center. (more…) #
  • An article co-authored by Chena Flood, director of the Office of Field Experiences in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, has been downloaded 75 times so far in 2016. (more…) #


  • These workshops will take place at WCU at Biltmore Park in Asheville: For more information, call 828-227-7397 or email Register at   #
  • A number of professional development events and informational workshops are planned for October and beyond. Offered through Human Resources and Payroll Talent Development, The Coulter Faculty Center and Information Technology, these learning opportunities are designed to help you meet your needs for personal and professional effectiveness. (more…) #
  • Freshmen Lot #73 will be closed the week of Fall Break for maintenance. Please make sure your vehicle is removed from this lot during this time: Oct. 17-23. The following Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots will be closed at midnight Friday, Oct. 21, for "Tournament of Champions" band tournament being held on Saturday, Oct. 22: (more…) #

October 12 – 25, 2016

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