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.
Western Carolina University has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as a campus partner and soon will be offering one of the leading nonprofit management and leadership credentials, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (or CNP).
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.
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.
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.
Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public School system will collaborate on the formation of a lab school designed to help students in grades six through eight successfully transition into high school through implementation of a “whole school, whole community, whole child” approach.
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.
The finish line is in sight for Western Carolina University’s nearly three-year process to reaffirm its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, with an open forum set for February in advance of an official campus visit from a team of external reviewers in April.