The future of three dining establishments that were damaged by a fire on the WCU campus remains unknown. (Updated information posted Monday, Dec. 9. Includes frequently asked questions and answers.)
Even with rain and powerful wind gusts, the opening night attendance at the 30th anniversary of Dillsboro's Lights and Luminaries festival was strong, organizers say, drawing in an estimated crowd of more than 700 people for Western Carolina University Night.
The plan is designed to closely link WCU’s physical facilities, including future construction and renovation, to goals in the university’s recently approved strategic plan.
Graduating student T’Shana Marie McClain will deliver the primary commencement address and an honorary degree will be presented to Cullowhee poet Kathryn Stripling Byer.
The WCU Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year that includes no change in the cost of tuition for students from North Carolina and a 1.85 percent increase in mandatory fees.
Helping Dillsboro glow for the town’s annual Lights and Luminaries festival are Carroll Brown, an associate professor in the hospitality and tourism program at Western Carolina University, and her students.
Iceless ice skating and a fireworks show headline activities for the Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries Festival, which is always the first two Fridays and Saturdays in December.
WCU's graduate program in teaching English to speakers of other languages will host a conference for students and professionals in the field at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in February.
The 26th annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the WCU campus.
The 2013-14 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Dec. 5, with a concert featuring Speaking-In-Tunes.
WCU students who have Visa credit cards now can use those cards to make payments on their accounts.
It’s turkey time! Offices on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.
WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will hold its ninth annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend in early January at the Lambuth Inn at Lake Junaluska.
About 25 members of Western Carolina University’s Nutrition Club spent time on Wednesday, Nov. 20, cleaning and organizing the Community Table in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
More than 80 members of the Western Carolina University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff socialized, heard from keynote speaker and award-winning author Gary Carden and approved bylaws at the organization’s second meeting held on campus Nov. 6.
Virginia Postrel, an author, columnist and speaker, will discuss her book, “The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion,” at Western Carolina University in the Wells Fargo Business Center in the Forsyth Building on Wednesday Dec. 4.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire that broke out Thursday morning (Nov. 21) in the WCU commercial strip and caused heavy damage to three popular businesses.
The university will host events including panel discussions on social and cultural issues of the 1960s next semester and is searching for community members to take part.
WCU athletic training majors have spent much of the fall semester traveling to and from schools in Western North Carolina helping to prevent injuries to young student-athletes.
WCU students Austin Brown and Nicholas Charles Heim were recognized as having the best presentations during the university's second Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live.
WCU’s School of Music will present its annual holiday concert featuring student and faculty ensembles and a performance by the 50-voice Jackson County Children’s Choir.
WCU’s Office of Military Student Services and Student Veterans Association have had an active fall semester that has included a holiday card campaign and volunteer work at a picnic held for veterans from around the region.
WCU students, like their counterparts across North Carolina, will find themselves paying a bit more when dining on campus beginning in the spring semester because of a significant change in state law affecting sales tax on university meal plans.
The Western Carolina University student-created film “Jerry,” a dark comedy about a homeless man who comes back to haunt the local politician who ran him over, won the jury award for the best student film at the 2013 Asheville Cinema Festival.
A troupe of actors and musicians will bring to life the musical journey of the “Man in Black” through “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue” and many other of his country hits.
Members of WCU’s Campus Mediation Society collected three top trophies at the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament held Oct. 31- Nov. 2.
The WCU Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, Dec. 6, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra, along with a cast of singer and actors, will present a unique concert adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play Monday in the Coulter recital hall.
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October was a good month for collecting awards for Ron Rash, who was honored twice for his literary body of work while also receiving recognition for his latest book of short stories.