Brian Railsback will be leaving his post at the end of the academic year to resume teaching, writing and researching as a faculty member in the Department of English.
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
Western Carolina University will celebrate the artwork of local students with the 2015 Jackson County Youth Art Month exhibit from Sunday, March 1, through Monday, March 23, in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The university is listed at No. 19 by Kiplinger Personal Finance in the publication’s recently released national rankings of the “Best College Values Under $30,000/Year.”
A discussion focusing on the work of the late Russian-born artist Vadim Bora and reception has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 5, at WCU’s Fine Art Museum.
The impact of successful festivals and events on the economy of the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina will be the subject of a daylong tourism industry conference Tuesday, April 21, presented by the Western Carolina University College of Business.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher will meet with residents of the Cherokee community Monday, Feb. 23, as part of a series of events designed to keep the university connected with alumni, friends and elected officials.
WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences has launched a pro bono clinic to provide physical therapy services to underserved and underinsured populations in the WNC region.
Western Carolina University will host its third annual Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, on Tuesday, March 24.
String musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will unite with WCU School of Music students in performing masterworks of Romantic opera and symphonies Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Forecasts for a cold weekend in Cullowhee have resulted in changes to the schedule for the WCU baseball team's three-game series with the Purdue Boilermakers.
Open House gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about WCU’s award-winning academic programs, and find out the details of important topics such as financial aid.
Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff and members of the community will have an opportunity to “tour” the state of North Carolina in a Thursday, Feb. 12, evening event called “Tar Heel Tour: Our State, Our Time.”
WCU’s School of Music along with its director of bands, John West, and director of athletic bands, David Starnes, will host the western regional All-District Band for a series of rehearsals and performances on campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14.
Former U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot John Lance will be the guest speaker as the Carolina Round Table on the World Wars meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at WCU.
WCU’s Arts and Cultural Events Series will host a screening of the domestic violence documentary “Private Violence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
The executive committee of WCU’s Board of Trustees this week unanimously approved the request for a four-year contract extension for Catamount head football coach Mark Speir.
WCU has announced its dean’s list and a new designation of high academic achievement at the university, the chancellor’s list, for fall semester 2014.
The Galaxy of Stars Series is presenting the true story of a man who deposited a check labeled non-negotiable into his bank account only to see things erupt into an adventure.
A collection of images that reflects the musical and craft traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains is available for viewing at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Development of a new mixed-use facility on the Western Carolina University campus will require the removal of the N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union’s free-standing automated teller machine on Centennial Drive.
The campy cult classic that pays homage to the science fiction and B-grade horror movies of the mid-20th century is part of the School of Stage and Screen’s theatrical season.
WCU's Department of Modern Foreign Languages will present a Romantic languages poetry reading at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Illusions on the second floor of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Producer, songwriter and rapper Juicy J will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Catamount football fans can follow all the excitement of National Signing Day today by visiting CatamountSports.com and reading the bios of WCU’s newest student-athletes.
Thanks to an increase in the percentage of first-time freshmen returning after their initial fall semester, total spring enrollment has topped 9,800 for the first time in university history.
Presentations on international cultures will be available to schools as a reorganized outreach program gets started back up in WCU’s Office of International Programs and Services.
A pioneering concept for reducing student run-around will celebrate a decade of success between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, when the OneStop Student Service Center throws a party for the campus community it serves.
The Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of Western Carolina University has issued a request for qualifications for a project to develop a medical office building to be constructed near the university’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
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Five WCU students who previously attended Swain County or Robbinsville high schools have been helping mentor students at their alma maters through the college application process this year using social media tools and by visiting the schools.