Brian Railsback completed a series of bicycle rides to raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in Western Carolina University’s Honors College back when he was the college’s dean, but now he’s seeking pedal power again and riding for a new purpose in his role as chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.
Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will co-host the second annual Undergraduate Cherokee Language Symposium beginning Sunday, March 25, and continuing through Tuesday, March 27.
Members of the Western Carolina University community have an opportunity to join a “Catamounts for Belcher” team and help support the work of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Medical Center through the upcoming fundraiser “Angels Among Us.”
CareZone, a new two-hour program that provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life, will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, in the Cardinal Room at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.
It's an exciting time to be at Western Carolina University. As fall temperatures start to take over, the Catamounts' football team continues to heat things up. That joy will be on full display when WCU hosts Furman at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, for its Homecoming game. You can also catch the 'Cats in their home finale at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Mercer. The team is looking for students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans to fill E.J. Whitmire Stadium and keep that excitement going.
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.
Blacksmith Brock Martin has yet to make his coolest thing. Or has he? Martin, a Western Carolina University alumnus, was a recent contestant on the History Channel’s hit show “Forged In Fire.” His episode is part of Season 4 and aired on Tuesday, May 9. Martin advanced to the final round before finishing in second place.