The 2017-18 edition of the Western Carolina University “Learning Live!” series, an initiative sponsored by the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to expose Western North Carolina school children to the arts, will get under way Friday, Sept. 15, with “Jack’s Great American Road Trip.”
Organizers of the WHEE Call U campaign are seeking faculty, staff and administrator volunteers to make telephone calls to all new first-year and transfer students at Western Carolina University during the four week of the semester.
More than 100 Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students braved steady rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey to make their way to A.K. Hinds University Center on Thursday, Aug. 31, in a show of campus unity in the wake of heightened racial tension and divisiveness across the U.S. following recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Records continue to fall by the wayside at Western Carolina University, as total student enrollment has surpassed 11,000 for the first time in the institution’s history and as the GPA of the entering freshman class has hit an all-time high.
More than 3,500 students, faculty, staff and community members packed Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza and A.K. Hinds University Center lawn area Monday, Aug. 21, and cast their eyes skyward to get a first-hand look at the Great American Eclipse.
Steady enrollment growth to help improve the economic condition of the state and its residents was among the recurring themes delivered by WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher in his annual Opening Assembly address Wednesday (Aug. 16) to kick off the new academic year.
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.