Western Carolina University has been recognized as one of America’s Colleges of Distinction for 2017 by a national guidebook and online resource, citing WCU as where students go “to learn, to grow and to succeed” in an environment that prioritizes faculty-student mentoring and outstanding teaching as well as diverse academic and co-curricular programs.
Since Western Carolina University’s recycling program was instituted in 1988, it has never really had one person fully responsible for guiding its direction.
How far can $500 go? For 10 community engagement projects involving Western Carolina University students, far enough to provide valuable service to some worthy causes.
With the NFL season rapidly coming to a close as four remaining teams vie for a spot in the 2017 Super Bowl, what will be the next big rivalry that develops?
Western Carolina University will host a regional conference addressing “Growing Partnerships with Outdoor Tourism and Local Communities” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will pilot Saturday hours for its Special Collections unit beginning January 21.
Late last fall semester, five student groups from an “African Diaspora” class taught by Saheed Aderinto, Western Carolina University associate professor of history, gave presentations on the history and cultural presence of black people in the Americas to five world history classes taught by Emily Cash and Brittany Miller at Smoky Mountain High School.
Western Carolina University will host Dan Auerbach, violinist and assistant professor of music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, for a 7:30 p.m. recital Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Shawn Collins, associate professor of nursing and interim associate director of WCU’s School of Nursing, recently received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Nursing at his alma mater, Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.
Please visit wheeforlife.wcu.edu for campus and community wellness resources, state resources and initiatives, monthly programs, and events.
The weather turned out to be well past chilly and downright frigid Monday (Jan. 9) as Western Carolina University officials joined representatives from local government, Aramark and Chili’s Grill & Bar in celebrating the opening of the Chili’s restaurant on campus.
A scholarship created by family members in memory of the late Steven H. Becker, a Western Carolina University employee, has been awarded to the first recipient.
Western Carolina University will welcome legendary football coach Herman Boone as the keynote speaker for its annual weeklong series of events to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
A collection of media interviews with Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies and an acclaimed author, has been published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of its Literary Conversation Series.
Western Carolina University is listed among the nation’s top providers of online degree programs in a collection of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.
Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to receive training in steps to take during an active shooter incident as the WCU Police Department presents “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The Mountain Heritage Center will host a fly-tying workshop Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series.
The School of Nursing, the WNC Health Network and the Mountain Area Health Education Center are partnering to present the third annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 10.
The Arts and Cultural Events Committee is partnering with the university’s Art Education Club and Fine Art Museum to present a hands-on workshop series for students and local residents.
Western Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.