The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Dec. 4, with a concert featuring the Deitz Family.
It’s turkey time! Offices on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28.
As the college football season winds down, some of the fiercest rivalries on the gridiron are heating up, along with the arguments about which one is the most intense.
Community members attending Dillsboro’s annual Lights and Luminaries festival this year are invited to “Follow the Star” to a live Nativity scene, and Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College faculty, staff and students will be welcomed as special guests on the opening night of the festival on Friday, Dec. 5.
Members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band are in the Big Apple this week to perform before an audience of millions in the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
As a first-generation college graduate, Alison Morrison-Shetlar says she intimately understands the challenges students face with the rising cost of tuition and other expenses.
A workshop titled “iPhoneography Made Easy” will be offered Saturday, Dec. 13, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
The 27th annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.
WCU's Kimmel School will expand hands-on learning experiences for its engineering students and boost efforts to recruit and retain students with $75,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation.
The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, featuring faculty and students in small chamber groups and larger ensembles, will be presented by the School of Music at Western Carolina University on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The 10th annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend at Lake Junaluska will offer more than 50 hours of instruction on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and guitar.
Organizers of the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, the annual summer gathering for native plant enthusiasts at WCU, have presented the conference’s 2014 Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence to naturalist, writer, educator and researcher Gil Nelson of Thomasville, Georgia.
WCU’s Parris Professor is celebrating the release of his short story “greatest hits,” putting the final touches on a new novel, and relishing in the chances he has to nurture budding writers.
The co-authors of a new book that examines the plant and animal life of the forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will visit WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center to give a presentation Thursday, Nov. 20.
Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley will present an evening of musical performances mingled with stand-up comedy titled “Blood, Sweat and Mousketears” at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU on Tuesday, Dec 2.
The annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held in the Star Atrium adjacent to the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon to 7 p.m.
North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker shared some ingredients for boosting the “economic health” of the region surrounding WCU as she met with local and university leaders Thursday (Nov. 13) in the building that houses the university's health-related academic programs.
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
A holiday-themed spin on the hit production “GRITS: The Musical!” is coming to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University on Friday, Dec. 12.
Leaders of the public, private and nonprofit sectors should embrace a more regional approach to economic and community development, say participants at the LEAD:WNC summit.
The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will give its fall semester performance Thursday, Dec. 4, at Western Carolina University.
Michael T. Byers, associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is WCU’s next vice chancellor for administration and finance.
The WCU community and Department of Athletics are mourning the passing of former football player, coach and athletics administrator Al "Mutt" DeGraffenreid at the age of 60.
WCU student Matthew Chevalier is among recipients across the state of the 2014 Community Impact Student Award.
Three WCU alumni were recognized for their achievements while another alumnus who has been on the WCU staff for more than three decades received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, during recent Homecoming activities on campus.
Kevan Frazier, executive director for WCU Programs at Biltmore Park, has penned a volume about the leaders and innovators who helped shape the history of Asheville.
The five WCU faculty musicians – P. Bradley Ulrich, David Ginn, Travis Bennett, Mike Schallock and Zsolt Szabo – will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
The 505 members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be first in line when Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off in New York City at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27.
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Sarah Michelle Holmes, who graduated from WCU in May, has been named the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for the western region of the state by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.