The fountain on Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza was surrounded by booths and tents hosted by international students, study abroad returnees, campus departments and community organizations for WCU's 38th annual International Festival on March 29.
It was another year and another successful Tuck River Cleanup, considered to be the largest single-day volunteer event to remove trash and restore a waterway in the nation. Held Saturday, April 8, by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, 581 registered participants took part in efforts along nearly 30 miles of the Tuckaseigee River in Jackson County.
The N.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 5, elected Carolyn L. Coward, secretary of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees, to serve on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
The conference room of Blue Ridge Hall was packed during the afternoon of Tuesday, March 28, for the “Africa Campus Theme Showcase,” a celebratory event marking the culmination of Western Carolina University’s interdisciplinary learning theme for the past two academic years, “Africa! More than a Continent.”
Runners of all ages gathered at Western Carolina University on Saturday, April 1, to participate in the seventh annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K. A total of 278 athletes completed the half marathon (13.1 mile) or 5K (3.1 mile) courses.
Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate will host its annual open forum with Chancellor David O. Belcher and Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the conference room of Blue Ridge Hall.
Western Carolina University will hold a public information forum in Cashiers 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.
Western Carolina University has been recognized as a “voter friendly campus” while student and faculty organizers who worked toward active participation during the 2016 election received numerous honors for their civic engagement.