The fifth edition of the Celebration of Catamount Baseball banquet will be headlined by former WCU right-hander and current Major League Baseball player Jared Burton.
WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will kick off the new year by offering Arts of Metallica Art Day and a six-week series of unusual art projects.
The university is listed as a “top school” in a Military Advanced Education publication that ranks institutions according to best practices in military and veteran education.
WCU’s Division of Information Technology will be conducting maintenance in the campus data centers Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Happy holidays! Western Carolina University offices in Cullowhee are closed throughout the New Year's holiday period and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5.
Tom Belt and Hartwell Francis are credited as associate producers for an award-winning film that chronicles efforts to revitalize the Cherokee language in Western North Carolina.
Students studying social entrepreneurship during the fall semester participated in fundraisers to provide more than $1,400 to groups serving Western North Carolina children.
Students in WCU's master’s degree program in public affairs recently collaborated with 11 Western North Carolina governmental and nonprofit organizations on initiatives ranging from prioritizing needs to researching potential programs.
The university’s Saturday commencement went on as planned after a bomb threat necessitated the relocation of the event from Ramsey Regional Activity Center to E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
A bomb threat was received by the Jackson County 911 office shortly before the beginning of Western Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony, scheduled to be held in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 13, prompting university officials to move the event outdoors.
A project that involves WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is examining the relationship between mental health and diabetes.
Nineteen employees of Asheville-based Mission Health received certificates Thursday, Dec. 1l, as members of the first cohort to complete a new graduate certificate program in health care innovation management offered in partnership with Western Carolina University.
Sylva storyteller Gary Carden will host a show featuring stories and music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Western Carolina University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center is recipient of a $10,000 grant from Transforming Youth Recovery to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.
Thirty Western Carolina University students participated in the fall 2014 Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference held last month in Atlanta, and two captured a top honor – an Outstanding Delegation Award.
Western Carolina University business law students will present a mock trial based on the Ron Rash novel “Serena” at a courtroom in the Jackson County Justice and Administration Building on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
The director of WCU’s Office of Military Student Services leads an effort to collect signed holiday cards for distribution to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas, but there’s more to it than that.
WCU student-athlete Darius Ramsey has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I football first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year that includes a 3 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina.
WCU’s Jon Jicha painted a couple of his favorite fish, brook trout and red drum, for the North Carolina Department of Transportation to use in two new vehicle plate designs.
WCU will hold commencement exercises to honor its fall graduating class and some newly minted alumni who received degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
George H. Brown, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts at Western Michigan University, has been appointed to the top position in WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.
WCU students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open 24 hours a day through 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.
Harrill Residence Hall, a nine-story co-ed facility, has become the university's second building to be LEED-certified for its comprehensive energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features.
Four exhibits from the Mountain Heritage Center that celebrate Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary are now on display at the Jackson County Public Library.
When coordinators of the nonprofit Jackson County Christmas Store retired after 26 years of service, two Western Carolina University faculty members stepped forward to help carry on its mission of benefiting children from families in need during the holiday season. Longtime supporters Marilyn Chamberlin, associate professor of anthropology and sociology, and Betty Farmer, professor of communications and public relations, are helping coordinate what has become the Christmas Connection.
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WCU’s newly restructured online master’s degree in gifted education will be offered this spring as a cross-disciplinary, 30-hour program with a one-week field experience and will focus on helping educators promote students’ creativity and innovation.