Rather than spending spring break at parties or on the beach, 35 students from Western Carolina University will travel to Chicago to help children and the homeless. From Saturday, March 1, to Friday, March 7, the group will volunteer with community service projects.
As part of an international service-learning initiative, Western Carolina University students will be traveling to Costa Rica and Panama during spring break to volunteer their time while exploring the Central American landscapes and cultures.
The Corporation for National and Community Service named WCU to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service-learning efforts and leadership in building a “culture of civic engagement.”
The hardest part about returning to high school after undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Stephanie Harwood, now a freshman at Western Carolina University, was losing her hair and everyone seeing her so weak – a cross-country runner using a wheelchair and neck brace.
Western Carolina University will host the third annual Community Service-Learning Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to make students, faculty and staff more aware of community service opportunities in Western North Carolina.
Students in two Western Carolina University political science classes in “Active Citizenship” took the title of their courses to heart during the fall semester as they participated in a series of fundraising activities to benefit a pair of local charitable organizations.
Western Carolina University will participate in two community service projects, a film show, guest presentations and discussions, and a potluck dinner as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is Nov. 15-21.
Western Carolina University’s efforts to ensure that students are fully engaged in the process of learning, both in and out of the classroom, earned high marks on a national survey measuring the quality of undergraduate education based upon student involvement with their studies, professors and campus communities.