Former WCU baseball standout Greg Holland and his Kansas City Royals are advancing to the World Series after defeating the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday night.
A panel of WCU faculty members, including an environmental health professor who has studied the spread and control of infectious agents such as Ebola for more than two decades, will take part in a discussion about the virus on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
WCU's College of Business once again is included on the Princeton Review's list of the best schools in the nation at which to earn a master's degree in business administration.
Students and faculty from WCU’s athletic training program completed their annual 175-mile fundraising relay, the Mountain Jug Run for Research, in record time over the weekend while dealing with rainy conditions.
WCU's annual Love Your Body Week will include a geocaching challenge, photo booth, belly dancing workshop, Fun Run 5K, discussions, art and other activities from Monday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Nov. 1.
The Office of First Year Experience will host an evening with the award-winning author and WCU distinguished professor at 7 p.m. in the Coulter Building recital hall.
The Fine Art Museum’s unveiling of “David Raymond’s Other People’s Pictures” and “Eric Oglander: Craigslist Mirrors” will include an interview with the artists and reception.
The independent feature film “Stay Then Go,” which explores the limits of love and sacrifice for the mother of an autistic child, will be screened at WCU on Tuesday, Oct. 21, as part of the 2014-15 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
Tourists flock to the mountains in the fall to see orange, yellow and red foliage, but this time of year WCU hospitality and tourism students are thinking more about the green.
Fourteen WCU students will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, through an alternative break program to participate in service projects focused on environmental and poverty-related issues from Saturday, Oct. 11, to Saturday, Oct. 18.
Students and faculty from the Athletic Training Program are running the roads between Cullowhee and Boone this weekend to raise money for research and student scholarships.
The Division of Information Technology at WCU is one of four finalists for a customer service award from the North Carolina Technology Association.
WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines will use the National Park Service grant of $436,000 to develop strategies for protecting park resources from rising seas.
Western Carolina University’s social work program is the recipient of a federal grant of more than $1.1 million to expand the number of social workers qualified to practice in the areas of substance abuse prevention and behavioral health in Cherokee and other underserved areas of Western North Carolina.
Volunteers assisting with a voter registration drive on campus are hosting tables and promoting an online tool to ease the process before the Friday registration deadline.
In the midst of a year in which WCU is celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Department of Athletics’ Hall of Fame also is marking a milestone with its 25th induction class.
The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
Douglass Grimmett, president and founder of Primal Screen, one of the leading motion graphics companies in the Southeast, will give a talk on the power of stories and characters in entertainment branding at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Room 130 of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Twenty-three of the best high school marching bands from five states will battle for honors during the annual Tournament of Champions at WCU’s E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
The Western Carolina University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff will meet on campus in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The professional dance company will present a style of percussive dance called “stepping” that is rooted in traditional African dance during its show at the Bardo Arts Center.
Communication students will be accompanying the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to New York City for the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but not as merely spectators.
Several hundred WCU community members stepped forward to help launch the new Haywood Pathways Center.
Five students and a faculty member from the doctoral program in physical therapy got to know some stroke survivors and their caregivers during a summer camp at Ridgecrest.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day welcomed thousands of visitors to the campus Saturday, Sept. 27, to honor achievements in historic preservation and to sample mountain music, arts, crafts, foods, traditions, games and activities.
WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a series of monthly photography classes in Cullowhee and Asheville beginning in October and continuing through May.
The “militarization” of American policing and its impact on communities, the general public and police officers will be the topic of discussion Tuesday at Blue Ridge Hall.
Color-mixing experiments are among the activities planned for children who are signed up for an art day on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Western Carolina University.
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“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” an evening of musical comedy improvisation, will be staged at the Bardo Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Galaxy of Stars series.