Solar Eclipse

WCU students take in the total solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, Western Carolina University students took a break from the first day of classes to witness history - a total solar eclipse. Classes were canceled from 1 to 3 p.m. as students, faculty and staff gathered in the center of campus to watch the phenomenon.

Start of fall semester – a time to look forward, and up

The celestial bodies are aligning perfectly for the Western Carolina University community to experience a memorable start to the 2017 fall semester, with the first day of classes coinciding with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse and anticipation rising for all-time records to be set in total enrollment and freshman enrollment.

Professor urges eclipse watchers to check glasses

Enrique Gomez, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University, is reminding members of the public who plan to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, to use only certified eclipse glasses in order to prevent serious eye damage.