Entrepreneurs and owners of existing small businesses from Asheville, Sylva and Hickory shared $7,000 in prize money to help launch or grow their companies during the inaugural LEAD:Innovation conference Wednesday, April 22, at Western Carolina University.
The women’s track and field team claimed the Southern Conference Outdoor Championship over the weekend, and head coach Danny Williamson was named Women’s Coach of the Year.
Members of the WCU community will have an opportunity to hear updates about three university focus areas – the 2020 Strategic Plan, the Millennial Initiative and the Campus Master Plan – during a public forum set for 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 27.
Mimi Fenton, who has been serving as dean of WCU’s Graduate School and Research since July 2012, will leave the post effective June 30 to return to the English department faculty.
Western Carolina University has suspended for a period of five years recognition of the Zeta Xi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity following violations of the university’s Code of Student Conduct.
Students from the School of Art and Design and the School of Music in Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts will present .MOV, an exhibition of new media and performance, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the seventh annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 1.
The Western Carolina University College of Business is establishing a new, for-profit limited liability company designed to provide entrepreneurial business, scientific and technical services to help spur economic development activity in Western North Carolina.
Jeanne Jolly honed her vocal skills as a member of the inaugural edition of WCU’s Catamount Singers in the late 1990s, and the singer-songwriter will return to campus to perform with the student ensemble in a fundraising show sponsored by the Friends of the Arts this Friday (April 24.)
Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College of Business at Western Carolina University.
The talents of two WCU vocal ensembles – the University Chorus and Concert Choir – will be featured as the School of Music presents its Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
Two student soloists who were selected by audition, Alec Neal and Katelyn Johnson, will be featured during the concert at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Jackson County Airport overlooking the WCU campus.
Stephanie McCormick, a North Carolina native who previously served two stints as an assistant women’s basketball coach at WCU, has been announced as the team’s new head coach.
More than 400 of Western North Carolina’s high school and junior high school mathematics students competed for honors during the recent High School Mathematics Contest held at WCU.
The Western Carolina University Concert Band and Symphonic Band will take the stage at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, to present their annual spring concert.
Mountain Heritage Center exhibits that have been on display on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building will be unavailable for public viewing for the remainder of spring and summer as the museum’s staff moves the exhibits to new display space in Hunter Library.
WCU’s annual Earth and Wellness Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.
A Jackson County children’s choir will take to the stage of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to perform a special musical number during the production of “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” on Sunday, April 26.
Saxophone master Rick Margitza will be the special guest for master classes, rehearsals and performances as the 2015 Jazz Festival is held in the recital hall of Coulter Building.
Members of the student cast and crew of Western Carolina University’s upcoming production of “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up” recently spent several days attending flight school.
WCU’s Low Tech Ensemble will present a concert of central Javanese gamelan music Wednesday, April 22, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
Prospective students will have an opportunity to find out about the wide variety of graduate and professional programs offered by WCU during an Open House set for Tuesday, April 21, at university's instructional site in Asheville.
A medley of songs from “Pirates of the Caribbean” is on the program for the concert, which will bring musicians from the WCU community and local area together on stage.
The Western Carolina University Free Enterprise Club will celebrate Earth Day by hosting Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science, who will present a lecture titled “Bootleggers and Baptists in the Garden of Good & Evil” on Wednesday, April 22.
Peter Koch, education associate at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center, is recipient of the highest honor bestowed on museum professionals by the North Carolina Museums Council.
The Western Carolina University Division of Information Technology will be performing scheduled maintenance on campus computing systems beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10.
The fourth annual Battle of the Plug competition in which WCU and ASU compete to see which university’s residence halls can conserve the most energy is underway, and this year three other North Carolina higher education institutions have joined the fray.
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Culinary creations inspired by books will be admired, judged and then eaten during the annual edible books contest to be held Thursday, April 16, at WCU's Hunter Library.