Wargo will succeed Dianne G. Lynch, who is stepping down this summer after serving for 10 years as the senior executive staff member in the Office of the Chancellor.
Western Carolina University will present its Civic Orchestra spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
Local residents will have an opportunity to learn the basics of developing a website in “The One-Day Website,” a class that will be offered Thursday, May 9, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
WCU’s Department of Social Work will sponsor its second annual Social Work Conference, “Citizenship and Civility: Working Together for Practical Advocacy in a Polarized Era,” on Friday May 17.
The Mountain Heritage Award recognizes individuals and groups that have played a prominent role in the preservation or interpretation of Southern Appalachian history and culture.
WCU will hold a trio of commencement ceremonies at the Ramsey Center to recognize the academic achievements of its record-breaking spring class of approximately 1,365 students.
For the third consecutive year, the university has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.
Douglas Keskula, currently an associate dean of health sciences at Georgia Regents University, is coming to WCU to be the next dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Jill Manners, director of the athletic training program, has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Gail Weldon Award of Excellence.
WCU students Andrew Benton and Aaron Marshall were recognized as having the best presentations during WCU’s inaugural Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live.
The significant role that Western North Carolina’s institutions of higher education play in making the region an attractive place for business and industry was a common thread of conversation at a round table discussion about the health of the WNC economy held Wednesday, April 17, at WCU.
“Testify: Beyond Place” celebrates the presence of the African American community in Western North Carolina dating from the 18th century.
Jazz ensembles of Western Carolina University will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
A preparation course for the Project Management Professional Exam will be offered in Asheville by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
Phil Drake, chief executive officer of Drake Enterprises, and Kenny Messer, an executive with Milliken Corp., are the two newest members of the WCU Board of Trustees.
Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the fifth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 3.
WCU’s track and field teams won Southern Conference outdoor championships on Sunday, with the Catamounts sweeping both the men's and women's 200-meter and 400-meter races.
WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will hold swim classes in late spring and summer that are suitable for children ranging in age from six months to teens.
For Brittnee Nicole Baskin, a WCU sophomore from Greensboro majoring in motion picture and television production, conveying the seriousness of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in a video scholarship contest was personal.
After more than a decade of fundraising, WCU’s Sport Management Association has accrued $10,000 – enough to endow a scholarship to benefit future sport management students.
Volunteers are needed to help remove trash from Jackson County’s primary waterway during the 29th annual Tuckaseigee River Cleanup, presented by WCU’s Base Camp Cullowhee.
“The Liars Bench” Southern Appalachian variety show will continue its third season with a guest performance featuring the acoustic music duo Carolina Dusk on Thursday, April 18, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.
The modern day opera, based on a nonfiction book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, will be presented at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Coulter Building recital hall.
Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin and Slovakian drummer Marian Sevcik will join WCU faculty and students in open dress rehearsals and a main performance in the Bardo Arts Center.
An Earth and Wellness Celebration scheduled for Wednesday on the University Center lawn will be followed up by the 14 short films of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday.
The university’s comprehensive master planning process is entering “full-blown data collection mode” Monday and Tuesday as information is solicited from the campus community.
Western Carolina University’s College of Business will host a panel of business, education and economic development officials from Western North Carolina for a discussion of the region’s business and economic opportunities Wednesday, April 17.
Western Carolina University will host its inaugural Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, on Monday, April 22.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Western Carolina University is holding a number of free events in observance.