Western Carolina University’s 41st annual Mountain Heritage Day festival, held Sept. 26 on the campus in Cullowhee, provided many varied opportunities for local residents to compete with – and be honored for – their unique skills. Results are listed below.
With the popular television game show “Cash Cab” no longer in production, Western Carolina University’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services has found a way to bring its version to campus.
The new course is funded through a Howard Hughes Medical Institute program called Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science.
The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU will get underway Thursday, Oct. 1, with a concert featuring the husband-and-wife duo of William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree.
Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning author and interior designer, will deliver a public lecture titled “Residential Design for Health and Longevity” during a visit on the WCU campus.
Teaching and learning expert, radio commentator and University of Texas-Austin music professor Bob Duke will have two public speaking engagements on the Western Carolina University campus during a two-day residency.
The North Carolina Folklore Society will hold its 102nd annual conference on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, at Western Carolina University and the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Local paddlers gathered on the banks of the Tuckaseigee River on the back side of the WCU campus Saturday, Sept. 12, to compete at the sixth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom.
WCU students who are interested in sustainable energy issues are invited to apply to become a member of the university’s Sustainable Energy Initiative Committee.
Sam Wallace, a WCU senior majoring in film and television production, has been behind the camera recording Jackson County bluegrass-gospel band Mountain Faith’s rise to fame.
Two free market economists will visit Western Carolina University on Monday, Oct. 5, to discuss morality, big business and economic inequality as part of the Free Enterprise Speaker Series.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present a contemporary exhibit beginning Monday, Oct. 12, that is intended to challenge the way beliefs about the natural world are formed.
Graduate student Ramain Gohar became the first WCU student selected to participate in the SBTDC internship program.
The second class of graduates from WCU’s doctoral degree program in physical therapy has maintained the tradition of passing a national licensing exam on the first try.
Laura Wright, head of the Department of English at Western Carolina University, is author of the newly published book “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals and Gender in the Age of Terror.”
LEAD:WNC will bring together regional leaders to discuss quality of life issues with representatives of the health care profession, tourism industry and environmental agencies.
The WCU drum line was invited to perform at the Carolina Panthers home opener Sunday, Sept. 20, joining the South Carolina State and Panthers' drum lines.
WCU’s School of Stage and Screen will present the college campus premiere of the new high-energy musical comedy-mystery “Pop! Who Shot Andy Warhol?” in Hoey Auditorium.
WCU astronomers Paul Heckert and Enrique Gomez will be hosting a free event at the Jackson County Airport to give the public a chance to observe a total lunar eclipse.
The WCU School of Music will host a recital by the Bent Frequency Duo on Sunday, Sept. 27, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
WCU’s Mountain Heritage Awards for 2015 will be presented to renowned woodsman R.O. Wilson and the bluegrass-gospel band Mountain Faith during Mountain Heritage Day festivities.
WCU’s Office of Disability Services will present a Tuesday, Sept. 22, workshop for university faculty that will examine some of the unique challenges students with Autism Spectrum Disorder present in the academic environment.
Rebecca Scott, a community planner with regional knowledge and experience, is the new director of the WCU’s Local Government Training Program. She also will serve as assistant director of the university's Public Policy Institute.
The votes are in, and the WCU community has spoken. “Courses to Careers” will be the topic of focus for the university’s next Quality Enhancement Plan.
Darby Harris will be pedaling his bicycle for at least 100 miles on Saturday. But will it turn out to be 125 miles, or maybe 150, or even 200 miles? It all depends on the donations.
The Student Learning and Engagement Fall Forum will provide an opportunity for interested parties to examine how those two vital factors combine at Western Carolina University.
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, Sept. 22, at the university's instructional site in Asheville.
WCU’s Art Education Club is hosting “Art Days for Kids” that coincide with Jackson County public school holidays.
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“Plants for Food and Medicine” is the theme for the sixth annual “Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground” symposium at WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.