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Ten faculty-led projects chosen to receive STAR Engagement grants

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.

Get-out-the-vote organizers pleased with turnout at campus early-voting site

Western Carolina University’s efforts for early voting at a campus polling place exceeded expectations, organizers said.

Early voting for general election kicks off Thursday, Oct. 27, on campus

Western Carolina University will have an on-campus polling place for early voting from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 5.

WCU named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll again

For the eighth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named to a national honor roll of institutions of higher education that provide exemplary community service and civic engagement, both on and off campus.

Voter registration, election turnout is continuing emphasis of WCU campus campaign

Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort get out the vote for the November election continues to gain momentum, now with added strength as part of the national Campus Vote Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere project.

‘Barefoot Games’ to be held on WCU campus to help put shoes on feet

Western Carolina University will host fun competition for the first-ever “Barefoot Games” on campus Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness and funds for Samaritan’s Feet, a global humanitarian aid organization.

Social entrepreneurs presenting two public lectures on helping others, starting businesses

Western Carolina University will host two lectures about a successful business and its socially conscious reinvestment in the international business community on Wednesday, March 16, at the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.

Service Learning Fair to be held Jan. 27

The 10th annual Service Learning Fair will be held in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Representatives from a range of nonprofit and service organizations will be available to meet members of the campus community and discuss possible volunteer and internship opportunities.

Faculty, staff share Dillsboro partnership experience at Civic Engagement Institute

Carroll Brown, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism; Jennifer Cooper, interim director of the Center for Service Learning; Betty Farmer, professor of communication and special assistant to the chancellor for Dillsboro; and WCU student Lauren Gray recently presented “The Dillsboro Project: Creating a Campus-Community Partnership for Small Town Revitalization” at the Civic Engagement Institute at Elon University. WCU was one of seven schools invited to present on its place-based approach to meeting critical community needs.

Article about implementing service learning across the curriculum published in scholarly journal

An article by Marie Huff, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences; Carol Burton, assistant vice chancellor for undergraduate studies; and Linda Seestedt-Stanford, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, titled “Implementing Service Learning across the Curriculum: A Catalyst for Change,” has been accepted for publication in Department Chair: A […]

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WCU again earns national community service honor

For the second consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest level of federal recognition for commitment to service and civic engagement.

Student documentaries benefit Western
North Carolina community service agencies

Marcia L. Lewis, executive director of Mountain Youth Resources, said the documentary Western Carolina University students created about Hawthorn Heights “captured the heart and soul of the program and how it affects children’s lives.”

Dillsboro community members tour campus

The developing partnership between WCU and Dillsboro took another step forward recently as town merchants and leaders visited campus to tour laboratories and other facilities, and to find out how WCU students are engaged in assisting the region.

Spirit of giving at WCU shows through service

Members of the Western Carolina University community spent the weeks before Thanksgiving collecting hundreds of pounds of food for and volunteering their time at organizations that combat hunger.

WCU to host statewide student conference on community involvement

WCU is hosting a statewide conference designed to help students enhance their community involvement at a time when student civic engagement at WCU has reached a significant level, said Glenn Bowen, director of service learning at WCU.

WCU joins schoolchildren’s efforts to raise money for sick classmate

The campus community at Western Carolina University is pitching in to raise money for a family whose child is sick with cancer.

Staff Senate, Service Learning co-sponsor food drive

Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and the Center for Service Learning are sponsoring food drives through early November.

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