University News

New ‘part-way home’ project designed to help ex-students complete degrees at WCU

Western Carolina University is the recipient of $50,000 in funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration to create a program designed to help former college students who didn’t finish their bachelor’s degrees go back to school.

Jackson County students win art month awards

More than 60 Jackson County school students received awards for work exhibited at Western Carolina University during Youth Art Month.

Music series offers bluegrass, gospel

The First Thursday Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday with a concert featuring Western North Carolina’s Nick Chandler and Delivered.

‘Digging for the Truth’ workshop to be offered at WCU

A workshop designed for law enforcement and medico-legal personnel, “Death, Decomposition and Digging for the Truth,” will be offered on the WCU campus Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2.

Sustainable Energy Initiative soliciting proposals

The Sustainable Energy Initiative at WCU is seeking environmentally friendly proposals from students, faculty and staff to improve the campus’ sustainability while providing educational value for students at the same time.

English department offers dinner, Ron Rash reading

Dinner for four and a private reading by WCU author Ron Rash await the winner of a raffle being sponsored by WCU’s Department of English.

Students among leaders again for national undergraduate research conference

WCU undergraduates have earned a top 10 ranking for project abstracts accepted for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for the 10th consecutive year.

WCU offering course on legal implications for nurses in Asheville

A course for nurses and nursing students, “Legal and Ethical Implications for Nurses,” will be offered in Asheville on Thursday, April 16, by WCU’s School of Nursing and Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

NY Philharmonic’s Leelanee Sterrett presenting March 30 recital

Leelanee Sterrett, a member of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will present a recital on French horn at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Coulter Building recital hall at WCU.

Results announced from Foreign Language Contest at WCU

Some 240 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia gathered at WCU’s Ramsey Center on Tuesday, March 17, to test their knowledge of French and Spanish in the university’s 33rd annual Foreign Language Contest.

WCU’s Macaulay named recipient of Board of Governors teaching award

The associate professor of history will receive the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of his status as one of the University of North Carolina system’s best.

Volunteers needed for spring cleaning

Base Camp Cullowhee will present the 31st annual Tuck River Cleanup on Saturday, April 18, and is looking for volunteers to help spruce up Jackson County’s primary waterway.

Baseball Catamounts to face Clemson on March 24

WCU’s baseball team will take on its rival from down south, the Clemson Tigers, and former Catamount coach Jack Leggett in a game that begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hennon Stadium.

Artist-in-Residence Concert scheduled for March 29

WCU student musicians and vocalists will join the Western Carolina Community Chorus and string musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance Sunday, March 29.

Friends of the Arts raffle winner will ‘Explore North Carolina’

A raffle prize package to “Explore North Carolina,” including free lodging all the way from the Outer Banks to the mountains, is being offered by WCU’s Friends of the Arts organization.

World wars round table to meet March 24 at WCU

David Dorondo, associate professor in WCU’s Department of History, will be the speaker as the Carolina Round Table on the World Wars meets at the university Tuesday, March 24.

List of winning projects announced from WCU’s science fair

Students from throughout Western North Carolina gathered at WCU recently to compete in the Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet to perform March 24

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the recital hall of WCU’s Coulter Building.

Student research to be showcased in two springtime events

The WCU community is turning its focus squarely on the research conducted by students for two early springtime events, the Undergraduate Expo and Graduate Research Symposium.

School of Nursing hosting rural health symposium

Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing will host its first annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 27, to shed light on factors that impact the health of the citizens of rural Western North Carolina.

Trivium Performing Arts to present worship through dance at WCU

The local student dance group Trivium Performing Arts will present a “worship through dance” service at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Region’s math whizzes coming to campus for March 24 competition

WCU will host its 45th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Tuesday with 431 of the region’s top high school and junior high school mathematics students in the competition.

Show features family entertainment with ventriloquist, comedian

WCU’s Galaxy of Stars Series is presenting ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger and comedian Glenn Singer at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Symposium essay contest open to WCU undergrads

Western Carolina University undergraduate students have until Friday, March 27, to enter their essays in a contest being held in conjunction with the upcoming interdisciplinary symposium “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present and Future.”

Nursing Education Fair scheduled for March 28 in Asheville

Prospective nursing students can learn about career opportunities in the field as WCU’s School of Nursing hosts its seventh annual Education Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

WCU Percussion Ensemble to perform March 26

The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Coulter Building recital hall.

Facebook said a beloved campus icon had died; the Internet was wrong

Check out the new winter issue of the university magazine.

Open House set for March 24 at WCU’s Asheville site

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, March 24, at the university's instructional site in Asheville.

Langston Hughes Project to be presented March 19

The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia concert highlighting a “jazz poem” written by the late poet, novelist, playwright and social activist Langston Hughes, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at WCU.

Future Catamounts coming to Cullowhee

Open House offers prospective students a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s award-winning academic programs, and find out about topics such as financial aid.

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