The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University will have a bold new look after the completion of an exterior renovation project endorsed in December by the WCU Board of Trustees.
Western Carolina University commemorated its long-lasting relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by affixing a name from Cherokee legend onto a campus housing facility in an October ceremony rededicating the building as Judaculla Hall.
When students returned to Western Carolina University for the 2017 fall semester, they found their on-campus dining choices had increased dramatically as the old Brown Cafeteria roared back to life as a spacious mountain lodge featuring national brands and multiple serving stations offering complete meals.
As afternoon clouds rolled in, threatening to shroud the view of the first total solar eclipse in the skies over Cullowhee in more than 500 years, the nearly 4,000 students, faculty, staff and community members who had packed the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn and Central Plaza issued a collective groan.
An estimated crowd of about 350 members of the Western Carolina University campus community, most of them students, gathered Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center to meet with university officials and continue an on-going dialogue on issues surrounding race, diversity and inclusion.
WCU received three awards – one for a diversity program and two for a membership drive for the Catamount Club – during the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Steven D. Lillard, assistant chief of police at Western Carolina University since 2011, has been named director of university police and chief of police at WCU. The appointment is effectively immediately.
Although ground technically was broken last summer during preliminary site preparation for a facility to replace Western Carolina University’s outdated Natural Sciences Building, a ceremonial groundbreaking officially marking the beginning of construction on the Tom Apodaca Science Building is set for Friday, March 2.