Archive for December, 2016

Subway, Chili’s Grill & Bar set early January openings in Noble Hall

The first days of January will bring the openings of two restaurants in Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility located at the corner of Centennial and Central drives.

Faculty member receives Distinguished Service Award from local American Legion

David Dorondo, associate professor in Western Carolina University’s Department of History, has been honored with an American Legion Distinguished Service Award, presented recently by the Steve Youngdeer Post 143 of Cherokee.

Students help Christmas Connection fulfill mission of making holiday brighter for local children

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning as Western Carolina University first-year honors students fill Room 214 in the Forsyth Building.

Paws dances, prances, then decorates, delivers holiday spirit to campus

Paws, the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, makes the holiday spirit contagious in WCU’s traditional season’s greetings video to campus, and the community, alumni and friends.

Trustees approve proposed tuition, fees for 2017-18

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year that includes a 2 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina and a 3 percent increase in mandatory fees.

Hunter Library offers ‘fake news’ guide

The issue of “fake news” has been in the real news a lot recently, and WCU’s Hunter Library has an online research guide to help members of the university community distinguish between the two.

Nursing students make donation to Asheville nonprofit

With this being the season of giving, students from Western Carolina University’s Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Program at the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville did their part recently.

UNC Press announces forthcoming publication of books authored by WCU faculty

The University of North Carolina Press has announced plans to publish new books this coming February that were written, or co-written, by members of the WCU faculty.

Claxton recognized for career contributions at state convention

David Claxton, WCU professor of health and physical education, received the Honor Award at the annual state convention of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management, held recently in Winston-Salem.

Grube shares presentation at state convention

Dan Grube, director of WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, gave a presentation titled “Moving and Learning: Experiential Education and Study Abroad” for members of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management.

Traffic/Parking for Fall Graduation, 12/17

The Graduation parking and traffic map has been published and can be found at

Spring Security Programs and Resources Available by Request

Faculty and staff members can see this interactive flyer for current Spring Programming that is available upon request.

Spring 2017 supervisor and student training sessions

Faculty and supervisors of student workers are invited to see the following list of student professional and personal development opportunities as well as supervisor trainings for Spring 2017.

WCU has its very own Santa Claus and his name is Tom Frazier

Tom Frazier, Western Carolina University’s printing services manager, takes on a special role during the holiday season.

HOMEBASE College Ministry makes its way to campus

Lowell Davis, Western Carolina University’s assistant vice chancellor for student success, always has had a passion for helping former foster youth, former orphans, emancipated youth and other non-traditional college students.

With winter approaching, university officials issue adverse weather policy reminder

Now that the calendar has turned to December with the likelihood of wintry precipitation just around the corner, Western Carolina University officials are issuing a reminder to members of the campus community about the university’s adverse weather policy.

Psychologists study impact of students finding out the truth about Santa Claus: Will they cry and pout?

This time of year, parents ask psychologists what to do with Santa. One question has not been addressed until now: Do children harbor resentment or develop trust issues into adulthood from learning the truth about Santa Claus?

Beloved campus fixture, perpetual smiling face, Jan O’Brien passes away

The Western Carolina University community is remembering and mourning Jan O’Brien, a longtime dining services employee who passed away Monday, Dec. 5, at the age of 84.

WCU, Isothermal Community College ink hospitality degree agreement

Officials from Western Carolina University and Isothermal Community College recently gathered to sign an articulation agreement designed to ease the transition for ICC students wanting to study in WCU’s newly expanded bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism offered in the Asheville area.

Print Shop sees rare changing of the guard for technician position

For Western Carolina University’s Print Shop, quality and consistency always have been the name of the game, including when it comes to staff.

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