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Students to rally for social justice at 20th anniversary of Million Man March

When O’Shay Massey, a Western Carolina University senior from Milwaukee, learned of the opportunity to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., she didn’t hesitate reserving a spot on the bus. It was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.

New director Ward sees ICA as a place for all to gather

Growing up in a single-parent household in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kham Ward was what many would consider a good kid. He was taught to always be respectful and he excelled in school with a GPA a shade under 4.0.

Runners ready for Mountain Jug Run for Research this weekend

The eighth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research will go on this weekend as planned, while the future for this Western Carolina University to Appalachian State University relay is pending.

Steep Canyon Rangers bringing songs from top-selling album ‘Radio’ to campus

Western North Carolina’s own Steep Canyon Rangers will be performing songs from their new top-selling album “Radio” when they come to Western Carolina University on Monday, Oct. 19, to present a membership drive concert for WCU’s Friends of the Arts.

Center for Service Learning to hold barefoot walk-a-thon

Western Carolina University will hold a walk-a-thon unlike most others on Monday, Oct. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex ― participants will go barefoot.

Noteworthy News

  • Kristen Crosson, formerly director of budgets and financial planning at Western Carolina University, is now serving as assistant vice chancellor for budgets, financial planning and analysis. (more…) #
  • Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at Western Carolina University, will be stepping down as director of the university’s fund- and friend-raising unit effective Dec. 31. (more…) #
  • The Western Carolina University Student Physical Therapy Association will host the second annual Zombie Run 5-K Chase Race at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. (more…) #
  • In support of Western Carolina’s interdisciplinary learning theme for 2015-16 and 2016-17, “Africa! More Than a Continent,” The Reporter will publish a graphic each week featuring a proverb with its beginnings in that continent’s cultures. (more…) #
  • “Purple on the Prowl!” will be the theme as the Western Carolina University community comes together to celebrate Homecoming 2015, with major public events planned over a five-day period – Wednesday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 25. (more…) #
  • The “English on the Ides” discussion series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of English and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will continue Sunday, Oct. 11, with a talk presented by Laura Wright, associate professor and head of the department. (more…) #
  • The Western Carolina University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff will meet on campus in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Tuesday, Oct. 13. (more…) #
  • Nominations for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching are being accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. (more…) #


October 7 – 13, 2015

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Mountain Heritage Day 2015
Mountain Heritage Day 2015


Africa! More Than A Continent