Posts By: Bill Studenc

Investigation underway into small fire in Walker Residence Hall

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Western Carolina University Police Department are working to determine the cause of a small fire that forced about 400 students and staff members to evacuate Walker Residence Hall for five hours during the afternoon and evening of Monday, Feb. 13.
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WCU’s Cooper, Rash participate in NPR live event in Asheville

Two Western Carolina University faculty members took part in a National Public Radio live event Tuesday, Feb. 7, titled "Going There: When Your Hometown Gets Hot," which featured a discussion of the phenomenon of Asheville and Western North Carolina becoming fashionable and trendy.

WCU wins three awards from higher education organization for videos, crisis management plan

A national higher education organization has honored Western Carolina University’s communications, marketing, external relations and development teams for their work on video projects illustrating the need for a new science building and for additional scholarship support, and for their efforts to keep the university community informed during a health crisis involving the university CEO.

University assessing impact of executive order on immigration

In the wake of an executive order issued Friday, Jan. 27, by President Donald Trump temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven nations, officials at Western Carolina University are continuing to assess the impact on its international students, faculty and staff.

Annual campuswide budget hearing on Jan. 26

Western Carolina University’s annual campuswide budget hearing will be held from 1 until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the conference room of Blue Ridge Hall. During the meeting, university leaders will present their division’s budget priorities and answer questions from those in attendance.