Some very important guests are about to hit campus, as the members of an external review team of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges will visit April 3-6 as part of the nearly three-year process to reaffirm Western Carolina University’s accreditation.
Western Carolina University has announced the first in a series of public information sessions for parents interested in enrolling their children in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
Students returning to Western Carolina University for the 2017 fall semester will find that their on-campus dining choices have increased significantly when the old Brown Cafeteria, shuttered in 2010 as a food-service operation, roars back to life as a spacious mountain lodge featuring national brands and multiple serving stations offering complete meals.
A future addition to Western Carolina University’s gallery of presidential portraits was unveiled for the first time Thursday, Feb. 23, as the WCU Board of Trustees got a sneak peek at the recently completed likeness of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
Jamie Temples Raynor, director of development at Western Carolina University since August 2015, has been appointed to the position of assistant vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement for the university.
Robert Dinsdale, former assistant principal at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, has been appointed to direct the Catamount School, the new “lab school” partnership between Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools.
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.