Caps, gowns, smiles and hugs were in abundance at the Ramsey Center on Friday night and Saturday as WCU held commencement exercises for the spring class of 2013. PHOTO GALLERY
First up is Floating Action, a blend of multiple styles including folk, blues and indie rock.
WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher will meet with members of the Tri-County and Greater Asheville/Hendersonville areas this summer to kick off a series of events designed to keep the university connected with alumni, friends and elected officials.
The WCU Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
An hour-long video created by Western Carolina University students, faculty and alumni titled “Positive Psychotherapy: Helping People Thrive” was recently released by Alexander Street Press.
WCU’s baseball team joined the national rankings Monday after winning the program's 12th SoCon regular season championship, debuting at No. 29 in the Collegiate Baseball Division I poll.
WCU’s Hunter Library joined forces with Great Smoky Mountains National Park to create “Picturing Appalachia,” a collection of more than 1,000 early 20th-century photographs.
WCU’s baseball team won both games of a Sunday doubleheader versus Wofford to complete a series sweep and wrap up the Southern Conference Regular Season Championship.
Western Carolina University student Joshua Sims placed second in the Ansho Division of the Japanese Speech Contest held this spring at Georgia State University after reciting a poem.
Honors College Dean Brian Railsback is directing proceeds from the sale of his book “A Going Concern” to his daughter’s upcoming mission trip through the World Race organization.
Students in the master’s degree program in human resources offered through the Department of Human Services served as HR consultants to four nonprofit organizations in North Carolina as part of their coursework this spring.
Students challenged with using line, color, mass and other kinetic elements to present risks and rewards in a miniature golf course as part of a three-dimensional design honors project shared the fruits of their labor – the Wacky Western Miniature Golf course – on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center in early May.
Western Carolina University volunteers recently placed on campus the majority of 75 new recycling bins received through the Alcoa Foundation Recycling Bin Grant Program.
Recommendations in a 100-page business plan created by Western Carolina University seniors are helping guide development of a self-sustaining primary care health clinic in the university’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
Sitting atop the Southern Conference standings, WCU’s red-hot baseball team (33-17 overall, 18-6 SoCon) can clinch at least a share of the conference regular-season championship as it hosts the Wofford Terriers for a three-game series this weekend in Cullowhee.
The No. 7 seeded Western Carolina softball team (20-34) defeated No. 2 seeded College of Charleston (34-19) 3-1 in the first round of the Southern Conference Championships Wednesday in Greensboro.
“The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety show will continue its third season with a guest performance by storyteller Marilyn McMinn McCredie on Thursday, May 16, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Angela Laird Brenton, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university since Aug. 1, passed away Wednesday after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Representatives of the firms assisting Western Carolina University in drafting a comprehensive master plan that will guide campus development and improvements in the years ahead will seek input from members of the community Monday, May 13, in Sylva.
The WCU community celebrated the gift of a state-of-the-art professional camera valued at nearly $100,000 during the recent Controlled Chaos Film Festival of student productions.
The Honors College’s spring graduating class includes Tess Branon, who will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conduct research in chemical biology.
From adventures in reading to traditional mountain crafts, WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of programs and camps for kids and teens.
The class will meet from 6-7 p.m. Mondays in Breese Gym.
The university's "Egypt delegation" earned conference accolades.
Terrence Mann is among nominees in the category of best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical for his turn as King Charles in the Broadway revival of "Pippin."
Wargo will succeed Dianne G. Lynch, who is stepping down this summer after serving for 10 years as the senior executive staff member in the Office of the Chancellor.
Western Carolina University will present its Civic Orchestra spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
Local residents will have an opportunity to learn the basics of developing a website in “The One-Day Website,” a class that will be offered Thursday, May 9, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
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WCU’s Department of Social Work will sponsor its second annual Social Work Conference, “Citizenship and Civility: Working Together for Practical Advocacy in a Polarized Era,” on Friday May 17.