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The 2014-15 theatrical season at Western Carolina University will take a musical turn down “42nd Street” as the School of Stage and Screen presents the beloved Broadway classic Nov. 13.-16.
The UNC Board of Governors gave its approval recently for WCU to begin offering its master’s degree programs in middle grades and elementary education exclusively online.
A Western Carolina University graduate student in public affairs who is currently working for the town of Waynesville has been named recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the North Carolina City and County Management Association.
Gordon E. Mercer, professor emeritus of political science, has been inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society Hall of Fame, an honor that only has been bestowed 19 times.
The Dobyns-Bennett High School marching band from Kingsport, Tennessee, won its third grand championship, taking the top prize again at the 14th annual Tournament of Champions held at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro have partnered to create an inter-institutional program that will extend doctoral-level training to qualified individuals in Western North Carolina.
Whether affirmative action policies are still relevant and why black males lag not only their white counterparts but also black females in educational achievement are among the questions driving Western Carolina University faculty member Adriel Hilton’s award-winning research.
WCU’s Catamounts will be looking to grab sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference when they take on the Mocs of Chattanooga at 2 p.m. in E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
Pam Meister, interim director and curator of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, was honored Oct. 22 with the James R. Short Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference.
The 2014-15 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will get underway Thursday, Nov. 6, with a concert featuring the Boys from Tuckasegee.
The dean of WCU’s Honors College battled leaf-looker traffic and the long uphill climbs of the Blue Ridge Parkway to complete a 118-mile bicycle ride from Cullowhee to the top of the highest mountain in the eastern United States to boost a student scholarship fund.
Western Carolina University’s Center for Service Learning and campus organizations are teaming up with Jack the Dipper, a Sylva ice cream shop, in an effort to raise $2,000 for the Fontana Regional Library’s Reading Rover bookmobile Saturday, Nov. 1.
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association will present Broadway star and WCU distinguished professor Terrence Mann with the Hardee-Rives Award for the Dramatic Arts.
Two first-year students enrolled in a WCU program for college-age individuals with intellectual disabilities were announced as the 2014 Homecoming queen and king Saturday.
More than 100 WCU students have assisted the Jackson County Glean Team with harvesting more than 14,500 pounds of excess produce and goods to combat food insecurity since June.
Robert Edwards, who is stepping down in December as WCU’s vice chancellor for administration and finance, has turned around the age-old notion of “retirement gift.”
Aaron Marshall, a senior majoring in sociology with a minor in emergency and disaster management, is the winner of N.C. Campus Compact’s John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award.
Western Carolina University’s third annual Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, has been postponed until the 2015 spring semester.
Lisa Thomas Briggs, WCU associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, will speak on the topic “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" at 4 p.m. in the University Center theater.
A concert featuring the ska-punk band Reel Big Fish and rapper Ace Hood will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center as part of festivities associated with WCU’s Homecoming weekend.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the university’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Members of WCU's Staff Senate are selling collectible purple ornaments imprinted with the university’s 125th anniversary logo to raise money for the Staff Senate scholarship fund.
Ten WCU students, including five women and five men, have been named to the Homecoming Court for 2014.
An award-winning educator experienced in leading programs that support study abroad and international scholarship will oversee the Office of International Programs and Services.
In honor of Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary, brick pavers to be installed in the Catamount Legacy Walk can be engraved with the special 125th anniversary logo as well as a personalized message.
Runners will get coated in color as they pass through color stations during the Fun Run 5K on Saturday, Nov. 1, at WCU.
A faculty member from the Command and Staff College of Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, will be the guest speaker as the Carolina Round Table on the World Wars meets at WCU on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Representatives of small businesses and organizations will have an opportunity to learn about the branding process of marketing during an interactive workshop being offered by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
A Youth Swim Refresher Course will be offered in October and November by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
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Nine Western North Carolinians will form the 2014-15 cohort of the Coulter Regional Leadership Academy, a regional leadership development initiative facilitated by Western Carolina University in partnership with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.