University News

Hunter Library book sale scheduled for Oct. 20

WCU’s Hunter Library will hold its annual book sale Tuesday, Oct. 20, inside the main entrance of the library from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

WCU Programs at Biltmore Park to hold Oct. 20 Open House

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, Oct. 20, in Asheville.

WCU’s Szabo to deliver ‘Last Lecture’ on Oct. 22

Vicki Szabo, WCU associate professor of history, will speak on the topic “Scholars, Warriors, Cowards and Fools: Fear and Learning from Rome to Raleigh” as she presents the university’s annual “Last Lecture” on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Engineering technology programs at WCU gain reaccreditation

WCU’s bachelor’s degree programs in electrical and computer engineering technology and applied systems technology have been reaccredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

Zombie Run 5-K scheduled for Oct. 31 at WCU

WCU's Student Physical Therapy Association will host the second annual Zombie Run 5-K Chase Race at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Center for Service Learning to hold Oct. 19 barefoot walk-a-thon

WCU will hold a walk-a-thon unlike most others on Monday, Oct. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Catamount Athletic Complex ― participants will go barefoot.

Steep Canyon Rangers bringing songs from top-selling album ‘Radio’ to WCU campus

Western North Carolina’s own Steep Canyon Rangers will be performing songs from their new top-selling album “Radio” when they come to WCU on Monday, Oct. 19, to present a membership drive concert for the university's Friends of the Arts.

Association of retired WCU faculty, staff to meet Oct. 13

The WCU Association of Retired Faculty and Staff will meet on campus in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Art workshop series focusing on unusual projects

WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering five weeks of unusual art projects through a Community Art Workshops series.

WCU’s Tournament of Champions set to draw region’s best marching bands Oct. 17

The sounds filling the campus of Western Carolina University on Saturday, Oct. 17, will be the programs of 19 of the best high school marching bands from four states competing in the annual Tournament of Champions.

Ticket sales continue for Hunter Hayes ‘21 Tour’ concert at Ramsey Center Oct. 22

Tickets for the upcoming Hunter Hayes concert, which is part of Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Week activities, are still available.

Base Camp Cullowhee receives grant for Tuckaseigee River Cleanup

Base Camp Cullowhee has received a $1,250 grant to assist with its annual efforts to clean up the Tuckaseigee River.

WCU Fine Art Museum hosts exhibitions by master of fine arts degree candidates

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is partnering with the WCU School of Art and Design in the presentation of new work by candidates in the master of fine arts program.

Architect to speak at WCU on the interaction of design, technology, fabrication

Arne Emerson, an architect working with building a new U.S. embassy in Lebanon, will lecture on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Western Carolina University as a School of Art and Design “Ideas Without Walls” presentation.

WCU to host panel discussion, information session on Parkinson’s disease

The College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University will host a panel discussion on Parkinson’s disease and the role of caregivers on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Hoops season just around the corner

The men’s and women’s basketball teams have started practice sessions at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center in anticipation of their mid-November season-openers.

WCU School of Music to present recital of cello, piano music Oct. 22

The Western Carolina University School of Music will host a recital of cello and piano music on Thursday, Oct. 22.

WCU hosts musician, composer James Naigus for Oct. 22 recital

The WCU School of Music will host a recital on Thursday, Oct. 22, featuring compositions written and performed by James Naigus, a music instructor from the University of Iowa.

Recital features WCU professor performing music specially composed by WCU colleague

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a recital featuring Bradley Ulrich, professor of trumpet, performing music written for him by fellow faculty member Bruce Frazier at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

‘English on the Ides’ discussion set for Oct. 11 in Sylva

The “English on the Ides” discussion series sponsored by WCU’s Department of English and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will continue Sunday, Oct. 11, with a talk presented by Laura Wright, associate professor and head of the department.

New director sees ICA as place for all to gather

As the new director of intercultural affairs, Kham Ward is trying to bring all WCU students together.

Students to rally for social justice at Million Man March

WCU’s Department of Intercultural Affairs is sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C., that will allow 50 students to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Runners ready for eighth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research

The Athletic Training Program’s eighth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research will go on this weekend as planned, while the future of the 175-mile WCU to ASU relay is pending.

Bardo Arts Center celebrates 10th anniversary with ukulele orchestra

Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it hosts The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

WCU community to celebrate Homecoming with activities Oct. 21-25

Check out the website to see a full schedule of events.

WCU announces development, alumni relations leadership change

Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at Western Carolina University, will be stepping down as director of the university’s fund- and friend-raising unit effective Dec. 31.

Mountain Heritage Day contest winners announced

Western Carolina University’s 41st annual Mountain Heritage Day festival, held Sept. 26 on the campus in Cullowhee, provided many varied opportunities for local residents to compete with – and be honored for – their unique skills. Results are listed below.

CAPS Cab takes students for a ride across campus

With the popular television game show “Cash Cab” no longer in production, Western Carolina University’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services has found a way to bring its version to campus.

Students in interactive course look to discover, name phages

The new course is funded through a Howard Hughes Medical Institute program called Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science.

Music series opening with Ritter, Ogletree concert

The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU will get underway Thursday, Oct. 1, with a concert featuring the husband-and-wife duo of William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree.

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