Jessica Sims, a graduate student at Western Carolina University, has been selected by the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation to participate in a minority fellowship program for addictions counselors.
For the second year in a row, the university has been chosen through an online poll as the No. 1 college for outdoor adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Athletics staff and coaches will meet with fans and alumni in a series of seven receptions to continue to craft together the vision and direction of WCU's athletics program.
Western Carolina University celebrated employee excellence and achievements for the 2014-15 academic year at the annual spring Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony Friday, April 24.
Western Carolina University has made significant progress toward achieving the goals outlined in its 2020 Vision Strategic Plan, the roadmap intended to guide the institution’s direction and development over the next decade, with the majority of the plan’s strategic initiatives more than 50 percent completed in less than three years.
Marissa Taylor has received one of 34 fellowships conferred by the Environmental Protection Agency to undergraduates studying environmental science and related topics.
WCU will hold three commencement ceremonies to recognize the academic achievements of what is expected to be the university’s fourth-straight record spring graduating class.
Trumpet players from two WCUs – Western Carolina University and West Chester University – will be featured as the Mountain Winds Community Band presents its final concert of the season Tuesday, May 5, at Western Carolina’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Several hundred Western North Carolina school children recently experienced their first taste of opera through a familiar childhood tale, thanks to an outreach program involving faculty and students in the voice program in the School of Music at Western Carolina University.
Entrepreneurs and owners of existing small businesses from Asheville, Sylva and Hickory shared $7,000 in prize money to help launch or grow their companies during the inaugural LEAD:Innovation conference Wednesday, April 22, at Western Carolina University.
The women’s track and field team claimed the Southern Conference Outdoor Championship over the weekend, and head coach Danny Williamson was named Women’s Coach of the Year.
Members of the WCU community will have an opportunity to hear updates about three university focus areas – the 2020 Strategic Plan, the Millennial Initiative and the Campus Master Plan – during a public forum set for 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 27.
Mimi Fenton, who has been serving as dean of WCU’s Graduate School and Research since July 2012, will leave the post effective June 30 to return to the English department faculty.
Western Carolina University has suspended for a period of five years recognition of the Zeta Xi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity following violations of the university’s Code of Student Conduct.
Students from the School of Art and Design and the School of Music in Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts will present .MOV, an exhibition of new media and performance, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30.
The creations of students from the Film and Television Production Program and School of Stage and Screen will be showcased during the Controlled Chaos Film Festival.
The Western Carolina University College of Business is establishing a new, for-profit limited liability company designed to provide entrepreneurial business, scientific and technical services to help spur economic development activity in Western North Carolina.
Jeanne Jolly honed her vocal skills as a member of the inaugural edition of WCU’s Catamount Singers in the late 1990s, and the singer-songwriter will return to campus to perform with the student ensemble in a fundraising show sponsored by the Friends of the Arts this Friday (April 24.)
Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College of Business at Western Carolina University.
The talents of WCU’s University Chorus and Concert Choir will be featured as the School of Music presents its Spring Choral Concert on Thursday in the Coulter recital hall.
Two student soloists who were selected by audition, Alec Neal and Katelyn Johnson, will be featured during the concert at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Jackson County Airport overlooking the WCU campus.
Stephanie McCormick, a North Carolina native who previously served two stints as an assistant women’s basketball coach at WCU, has been announced as the team’s new head coach.
More than 400 of Western North Carolina’s high school and junior high school mathematics students competed for honors during the recent High School Mathematics Contest held at WCU.
The Western Carolina University Concert Band and Symphonic Band will take the stage at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, to present their annual spring concert.
Mountain Heritage Center exhibits that have been on display on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building will be unavailable for public viewing for the remainder of spring and summer as the museum’s staff moves the exhibits to new display space in Hunter Library.
WCU’s annual Earth and Wellness Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.
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A Jackson County children’s choir will take to the stage of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to perform a special musical number during the production of “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” on Sunday, April 26.