"Hands of Our Elders" series earns recognition for Hunter, Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc.
The Big Nasty Jazz Band, an Asheville ensemble that brings back the music of the ’20s and ’30s, will be featured in a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday on WCU’s Central Plaza.
Lowell Kent Davis, assistant dean of students and assistant to the vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Alabama, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for student success at Western Carolina University.
Catamount baseball's Tyler White, 2013 Southern Conference Player of the Year, has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division I All-America team.
Members of the university community will gather to celebrate the life of Angela Laird Brenton, WCU’s late provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs who passed away May 8.
A trio of widely diverse exhibits opened in late May at the Fine Art Museum on the campus of WCU, and a June 20 reception will celebrate one that showcases the talents of faculty members leading a summer arts program.
WCU has announced its graduation and dean’s lists for spring semester 2013.
A course in aqua fitness will be offered beginning Tuesday, June 18, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 1, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
For the second time in less than a year, events that faculty, staff and students helped plan, publicize and produce as part of Western Carolina University’s partnership with the town of Dillsboro have won awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
WCU’s free Summer Concert Series will continue as the electronic pop band STEREOSPREAD presents multiple musical genres on the Central Plaza stage at 7 p.m.
Ryan Hermance, president of the Student Government Association at WCU, took the oath of office Friday, June 7, as the newest member of the university’s Board of Trustees, which also said goodbye to two departing members.
A WCU delegation’s recent trip to Asia included the signing of exchange agreements with two universities in China and the presentation of an honorary doctorate to WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher by a South Korean university.
The university’s athletics fundraising arm is reaching out to its membership to renew for the coming year and is encouraging new members to invest in student-athlete excellence.
Two art students are recipients of WCU Friends of the Arts Dean’s Scholarship Awards to enable them to study with renowned potter Jeff Oestriech this summer.
WCU alumnus Jarrett Frazier and his mentor, former communication faculty member Gabe Nucci, were part of NBC’s production team during the London Olympics last summer.
Western Carolina University students, staff and faculty joined the effort this spring to help restore Habitat for Humanity International operations in Jackson County.
Students helped turn hurricane-damaged houses in New York back into homes, but the difference that meant the most to them was found in the homeowners themselves.
Two scholars from the university and a local historian will present recent discoveries and observations relating to legendary Western North Carolina figure Horace Kephart.
Two WCU graduate students recently had an opportunity to discuss their research with North Carolina legislators in Raleigh.
The Black Mountain band Floating Action will reveal its blend of multiple styles of music including folk, blues and indie rock during a 7 p.m. performance on the Central Plaza.
WCU’s Department of Intercultural Affairs will offer a free belly dancing workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.
Mimi Fenton, who has been serving as interim dean of WCU’s Graduate School and Research since July 2012, has been selected to become the academic unit’s permanent leader.
An organization for retired WCU faculty and staff members who want to stay in touch with each other and the university will host its inaugural event, a Dutch treat luncheon on campus, on Tuesday, June 25.
Five dulcimer players who have earned the title of “national champion” will be on the instructional staff for Dulcimer U Summer Week, WCU’s annual musical confab set for July 14-19.
David J. Brown of Winston-Salem, an arts management consultant since 2010, is a longtime arts professional experienced in many facets of arts and cultural organizations.
A task force that spent the 2012-13 academic year conducting a comprehensive study of WCU’s academic programs to assess their quality, productivity and connections to the university’s mission and strategic directions released its recommendations Wednesday, May 22.
The Chad M. Flynt Scholarship will benefit sport management students who carry a 3.2 grade-point average, display leadership and engage in extracurricular activities.
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Four students from WCU’s athletic training program have been named recipients of scholarships at the national and regional levels.