Scientists from WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines were lead authors for a new report that predicts the risk posed to U.S. national parks by rising sea levels.
As the fiscal year closes, WCU athletics and its fundraising arm, the Catamount Club, are hoping for a record-setting $1 million to support student-athlete scholarships.
Ten local middle school and high school students are preparing to embark on an 800-mile bicycle odyssey across America.
The Mountain Heritage Award recognizes those who play a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.
The faculty of the Mountain Collegium Music Workshop will perform medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music on early and folk instruments at Cullowhee Baptist Church.
Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing is partnering with Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital in presenting the WCU Diabetes Education Summit beginning Monday, July 13, and continuing through Friday, July 17.
Denise Drury, an arts administrator who came to WCU as curatorial specialist for the Fine Art Museum in 2010, has now been appointed the facility’s executive director.
A dollar estimate of the damages is yet to be determined after a severe thunderstorm moved across the WCU campus Wednesday (June 17), causing trees to fall on Hunter Library.
Prospective students can learn about graduate and professional programs offered by WCU during the event at the university's instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square.
Western Carolina University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is partnering with Serrus Capital Partners of Greenville, South Carolina, to create a program to help educate and inspire local entrepreneurs.
A variety of camps and programs for kids and teens is being offered this summer through WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
Four alumni of Charlotte Catholic High School will be bringing their funk and soul combination to the WCU campus for a free performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Plaza.
WCU is joining with six other Western North Carolina higher education institutions in hosting the 2015 Institute for New Faculty Developers beginning Tuesday, June 16, and continuing through Friday, June 19, in Asheville.
WCU’s Catamounts came in at No. 23 in the Athlon Sports 2015 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 preseason poll released in its publication and online in early June.
WCU has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2015.
A WCU student majoring in music performance recently received an undergraduate scholarship from Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc.
Two riders recently capped off a memorable run for WCU’s Equestrian Club.
Mary Ann Lochner, general counsel at Western Carolina since August 2010, has been presented with the Trustees' Award, which is given in recognition of exemplary service.
Hugh Jack, professor of product design and manufacturing engineering at Grand Valley State University, has been named Cass Ballenger Distinguished Professor of Engineering.
WCU’s 16th annual Dulcimer U Summer Week will bring virtuosos and students of the traditional Appalachian instrument to campus in July for a series of classes and concerts.
Wells Fargo’s donation of $150,000 will fund a new endowed scholarship initiative designed to provide financial support to underserved students who exhibit leadership qualities.
Eight WCU students are participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program this summer.
A group of WCU students had an opportunity to learn about leadership and management in times of disaster as they participated in a May mini-mester course that included a service-learning trip to Tornado Alley.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a slate of 10 nominees comprising the second class of the university’s recently launched Board of Visitors.
Farzaneh Razzaghi is coming from the University of Texas-Pan American to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Dana M. Sally, WCU’s founding dean of library services.
Brett H. Riggs is a research archaeologist at UNC-Chapel Hill who has worked with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on various projects since the early 1990s.
Phillip Kneller, associate professor of environmental health, will be presented with the 2015 Jack B. Hatlen Award at the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, July 13.
A multidisciplinary science team from Western Carolina University recently published a manuscript in the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association detailing the recognition of a mosquito species (Aedes pertinax) found for the first time in the United States.
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WCU’s faculty athletics representative was elected to a two-year term as top officer of the Southern Conference during its spring meetings recently in Hilton Head, South Carolina.