Western Carolina University’s online learning programs continue an upward enrollment trend that parallels the university’s overall enrollment, building upon a reputation for student support services and academic rigor.
Western Carolina University will hold a pair of commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 16, to honor the university’s fall graduating class and a group of newly minted WCU alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
Western Carolina University’s Office of Communications and Public Relations teamed up with students and faculty in the School of Music to produce the university’s 2017 holiday greeting to campus, community, alumni and friends.
The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness teamed up with Shawna Young, director of assessment and marketing in the Division of Student Affairs, earlier this year to evaluate and provide feedback on the quality of annual institutional effectiveness reports for all educational degree programs and all administrative and student support services units on campus.
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.