Western Carolina is listed among the region’s top colleges in two categories in the recently released 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook.
LIFE@WesternCarolina, WCU’s lifelong learning institute, is now underway with 87 individuals registered to attend seminars in Cullowhee and at Biltmore Park Town Square.
Matthew Foley, a spoken-word poet and teacher from Charleston, South Carolina, will present a free spoken-word workshop centered on mixing humor and lightheartedness with serious topics and social commentary at Hunter Library on Friday, Sept. 26.
WCU will host Silent No More Week to encourage community members to speak up against sexual violence and help individuals realize personal responsibilities to end sexual violence.
Dave Burgess, an award-winning educator and author from San Diego, California, will give a presentation about his innovative teaching techniques at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU.
Pat Moss, a Cherokee traditionalist from Oklahoma, and Amy Adams, a representative of the environmental advocacy group Appalachian Voices, will be the keynote speakers as the fifth annual Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground symposium is held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, at WCU.
The Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute will host a panel discussion titled "Are Two Better than One? Comparing our Rights (and Responsibilities) under the North Carolina and United States Constitutions" on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ three-day visit on the WCU campus came to a close Friday (Sept. 12) as the board held its regular monthly meeting and heard remarks from District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows and N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory.
Steve Morse, economist and director of the WCU Hospitality and Tourism Program, has been invited to present research conducted at WCU as part of a class on Monday, Sept. 15, at a Transportation Research Board conference.
A veteran state legislator who earned his bachelor’s degree at WCU and later served five years as a university trustee is recipient of one of the institution’s highest honors.
About 300 people gathered Thursday evening, Sept. 4, at Western Carolina University to hear U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), and his 11th District Democratic opponent Tom Hill debate Congressional and governmental roles.
String musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will join students and faculty members from the Western Carolina University School of Music in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on campus.
At a time when competition for grant funding is particularly fierce, external awards for WCU research and programs climbed 60.1 percent from $3.4 million to $5.5 million from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014.
Students, faculty and staff coordinating voter registration drives have launched a website and online tool to make registering to vote easier for students and local residents.
A two-year $700,000 federal award will provide stipends to students in WCU’s family nurse practitioner master’s degree program who plan to work in rural or underserved communities.
The week includes an interactive program Sept. 18 with slam poetry, role-playing skits and crowd participation designed to break stereotypical barriers through cultural collaboration.
A reception and presentation will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center to celebrate the exhibit "Land of the Crooked Water" that is currently on display at the museum.
In an election season often characterized by dissension and quarrelling, none was to be found in the selection of officers by the WCU Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept. 5.
Runners will have a chance to outrun zombies during a 5-kilometer race that is being sponsored Saturday, Oct. 4, by the Student Physical Therapy Association at WCU.
Future Catamounts are invited to tour the WCU campus, learn about the university’s wide array of academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.
A corporate executive with more than 30 years in leadership roles in the medical device industry is the new director of the university's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
A certificate program in grant-writing will be offered in October by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
A N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources public hearing on Friday, Sept. 12, devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
WCU's football team will play its first home game of the season Saturday (Sept. 6) in a match-up with the Brevard College Tornados at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
The first graduates of WCU’s doctoral degree program in physical therapy have boosted the program into select company with their performance on a national licensing exam.
Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in public affairs has earned accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.
One year after the size of the student body at WCU topped 10,000 for the first time in history, records continue to tumble as this fall’s official enrollment stands at 10,382.
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Guest artist James Rester, principal horn player with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will perform a recital at Western Carolina University in the Coulter Building recital hall on Thursday, Sept. 4.