Western Carolina University has changed dramatically since its beginning in August 1889 in a one-room schoolhouse, but one thing that has remained constant is the institution’s commitment to Western North Carolina, WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher said Tuesday, Aug. 26, as campus and community came together to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary.
Western Carolina University’s new associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, Kevin Koett, says WCU students have an energy and community-mindedness that makes him excited to serve as their advocate.
Western Carolina University did not have to go far to find the new executive director for its programs at Biltmore Park – just as far as the northern side of Asheville.
“It really mattered to me that we find a way to give SPA employees educational opportunities,” said Anne Aldrich, who proposed the institute.
The Fine Art Museum invited four artists to visit WCU to create live-action, on-site murals on four of the museum’s movable, free-standing walls for an exhibit titled “Teetering on the Edge of the Uncanny” that opens Thursday, Sept. 4.