At the end of the month, Jeff Davis, a university physician for more than 30 years, will retire. At his office in the Bird Building, boxes are being packed and photos have been taken off the walls, while files are sorted and bookshelves cleared, and memories fill the increasing emptiness of the room as he prepares for that last day of work here.
Western Carolina University closes the semester measuring great success in recycling efforts on campus as being the best yet, claiming first or second in the state in three categories, following the annual collegiate RecycleMania competition.
The fountain at Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza was surrounded by booths and tents hosted by international students, faculty and staff, study-abroad returnees, campus departments and community organizations for WCU's 39th annual International Festival on April 11.
Carrying signs protesting bigotry and promoting tolerance, a group of Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff gathered around the fountain area in the center of campus at noon Tuesday, March 27, to show support for the university’s students of color and other underrepresented communities on campus.
Students from the New Kituwah Academy language immersion school in Cherokee will be visiting the campus of Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 4, to present their annual Youth Powwow for the university’s students, faculty and staff.
Seven members of the Western Carolina University student body have been chosen to serve as Diversity Student Ambassadors and will focus on peer education around diversity and inclusion by developing and assisting with programs directed at all communities on campus.
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.
While most Western Carolina University offices in Cullowhee and Asheville will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period, WCU’s Advancement office will be open for special hours on two days to assist donors with year-end giving.