Members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band returned to Cullowhee on Saturday after a triumphant performance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Includes video)
As a first-generation college graduate, Alison Morrison-Shetlar says she intimately understands the challenges students face with the rising cost of tuition and other expenses.
A workshop titled “iPhoneography Made Easy” will be offered Saturday, Dec. 13, by WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
The 27th annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.
WCU's Kimmel School will expand hands-on learning experiences for its engineering students and boost efforts to recruit and retain students with $75,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation.
The School of Music’s “Sounds of the Season” event will feature student and faculty ensembles, the Jackson County Children’s Choir and an appearance by you-know-who – St Nick.
The 10th annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend at Lake Junaluska will offer more than 50 hours of instruction on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and guitar.
Organizers of the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, the annual summer gathering for native plant enthusiasts at WCU, have presented the conference’s 2014 Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence to naturalist, writer, educator and researcher Gil Nelson of Thomasville, Georgia.
WCU’s Parris Professor is celebrating the release of his short story “greatest hits,” putting the final touches on a new novel, and relishing in the chances he has to nurture budding writers.
The co-authors of a new book that examines the plant and animal life of the forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will visit WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center to give a presentation Thursday, Nov. 20.
Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley will present an evening of musical performances mingled with stand-up comedy titled “Blood, Sweat and Mousketears” at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU on Tuesday, Dec 2.
The annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held in the Star Atrium adjacent to the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon to 7 p.m.
North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker shared some ingredients for boosting the “economic health” of the region surrounding WCU as she met with local and university leaders Thursday (Nov. 13) in the building that houses the university's health-related academic programs.
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
A holiday-themed and Southern-flavored spin on the hit production “GRITS: The Musical!” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Leaders of the public, private and nonprofit sectors should embrace a more regional approach to economic and community development, say participants at the LEAD:WNC summit.
The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will give its fall semester performance Thursday, Dec. 4, at Western Carolina University.
Michael T. Byers, associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is WCU’s next vice chancellor for administration and finance.
The WCU community and Department of Athletics are mourning the passing of former football player, coach and athletics administrator Al "Mutt" DeGraffenreid at the age of 60.
WCU student Matthew Chevalier is among recipients across the state of the 2014 Community Impact Student Award.
Three WCU alumni were recognized for their achievements while another alumnus who has been on the WCU staff for more than three decades received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, during recent Homecoming activities on campus.
Kevan Frazier, executive director for WCU Programs at Biltmore Park, has penned a volume about the leaders and innovators who helped shape the history of Asheville.
The five WCU faculty musicians – P. Bradley Ulrich, David Ginn, Travis Bennett, Mike Schallock and Zsolt Szabo – will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
The 505 members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be first in line when Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off in New York City at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27.
Sarah Michelle Holmes, who graduated from WCU in May, has been named the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for the western region of the state by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
A former Rotary Peace Fellow and past editor of publications now banned or shut down by the Iranian government will present the keynote address for International Education Week.
WCU’s Open House will give visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s award-winning academic programs and find out about topics such as financial aid.
Area combat veterans will have an opportunity to discuss the personal costs of war during a program to be held on Veterans Day – Tuesday, Nov. 11 – at WCU.
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WCU’s 2014-15 theatrical season will take a musical turn down “42nd Street” as the School of Stage and Screen presents the show Thursday through Sunday at the Bardo Arts Center.