Karyn Tomczak, director of the WCU dance program, will receive the 2014 Dance Teacher Award for Higher Education at the Dance Teacher Summit to be held in New York City in August.
WCU's annual Summer Concert Series will conclude with a free show at 7 p.m. in the Central Plaza featuring the Franklin-based sextet offering a blend of several genres of music.
A troupe of budding Broadway stars from around the world will hit the stage at WCU this weekend to cap the 2014 Triple Arts intensive musical theatre summer camp.
Students in Jessie Swigger’s “Introduction to Public History” class produced a historic walking trail and map of Western Carolina University points of interest as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Students representing WCU's bass fishing club team recently placed third at the Bassmaster College Eastern Regional tournament to advance to a national competition later this summer.
Sam Fowlkes, who teaches paddlesports and rescue at WCU, accepted an award considered among the most prestigious in the field of technical swiftwater rescue for an American Canoe Association conference he helped coordinate.
A paper co-authored by Jon Marvel, associate professor of management, and presented at the 2014 International Supply Chain Symposium held in Edmonton, Alberta, in June received the symposium’s Best Paper Award.
Some of the most riveting and moving student-created films from Western Carolina University’s annual Controlled Chaos Film Festivals will be shared at the inaugural Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival in Cashiers on Sunday, Aug. 17.
Students in WCU's Academic Success Program are collaborating with the town of Sylva, Wal-Mart of Sylva, Lowe’s of Sylva, Sylva Rotary Club and several area businesses and nonprofit agencies to host the fourth annual Day of Service on Saturday July 19, at Bridge Park.
WCU recently hosted a half-day event focusing on the emerging natural products industry of the Western North Carolina region. The event also served as an official launch for WCU’s newest graduate program, which leads to a master’s degree in chemistry with a professional science concentration in natural products.
WCU’s annual Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday, July 15, with a free show featuring Porch 40 in the Central Plaza at 7 p.m.
Sherry Robison, assistant professor and internship director for the Nutrition and Dietetics Program, was recently awarded the North Carolina Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award for 2014.
A group of WCU students from the Ripple Effect learning community traveled to Europe to learn and help bring about social change.
WCU’s Division of Information Technology will be conducting maintenance to ensure the reliability and safety of the IT data center Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.
“Summer Reading Adventures,” a program for rising first- and second-graders, will be offered Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
Donna Glee Willliams, a speculative fiction writer who penned the novel “The Braided Path,” will visit the Mountain Heritage Center to present a reading and program.
The mountain dulcimer virtuosos who make up the instructional staff for WCU’s annual summer dulcimer conference will present a show “in the round” on Thursday, July 17.
The fundraising arm of WCU athletics has exceeded its goal of raising $850,000 in donations for the Catamount Scholarship Fund, the most ever for the organization.
Jeffrey L. Ray will be coming from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, to be the next dean of the Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology.
WestCare Health will launch a new full-time primary care clinic in the Health and Human Sciences Building on WCU’s West Campus, with a targeted opening in September.
The athletic training program director has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipients for 2014.
Offices on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee and at other WCU instructional sites will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday, and will reopen Monday.
Two Western Carolina University graduate students recently had an opportunity to discuss their research with North Carolina legislators in Raleigh.
Post-season accolades continue to roll in for WCU standout golfer J.T. Poston, with the junior from Hickory tabbed third team All-American by Golfweek magazine.
Two students from WCU’s Natural Resource Conservation and Management Program were selected from 467 applicants to participate in NASA's Digital Earth Virtual Environment Learning Outreach Project, or DEVELOP, Program.
The Sylva-based ensemble will present a “countrified rock ‘n’ roll” show that reflects the band members’ eclectic tastes in music as part of WCU’s free Summer Concert Series.
With the fiscal year ending Monday, WCU’s athletics fundraising organization needs fans’ support to reach a goal of raising $850,000 for the Catamount Athletic Scholarship Fund.
WCU has engineered the higher education equivalent of an express lane for prospective students interested in a new bachelor’s degree program in engineering at Biltmore Park.
The Gaither Homecoming Tour will bring a full evening of entertainment and music to Western Carolina University’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.
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A belly dancing workshop led by Lisa Zahiya will be held in the Illusions Room of the A.K. Hinds University Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.