Valuable lessons for everyday life can be found in the world of contemporary politics, Don Livingston, professor of political science and public affairs, told a standing-room-only crowd assembled for WCU’s inaugural Last Lecture Series address Friday, Oct. 3.
Western Carolina University crowned Jessica Steel, a senior from Concord, the queen and Andrew Bishop, a junior from Penrose, the king of the 2008 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at Western’s football game against the Samford University Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Homecoming is a chance for WCU students, past and present, to join together in the spirit of camaraderie and commonality. Each year, Homecoming presents several events to the community including a Homecoming Parade in Sylva, the Homecoming football game, a Spirit Night the previous evening, and competitive events for current students.
Armed with a year’s worth of research conducted by one of the nation’s leading higher education marketing firms, Western Carolina University unveiled a new institutional branding campaign Wednesday, Oct. 1, with faculty and staff the first to see new concepts for university marketing and promotions.
Western Carolina University students are invited to participate in a campuswide project to create works of original art intended to raise awareness about the importance of registering and voting in the November election.
Don Livingston will share wisdom and insights from his life and experiences teaching political science for nearly 30 years at Western Carolina University when he delivers the inaugural address for the new Last Lecture Series at WCU.
As a former racer, I really enjoyed watching this year’s Olympic whitewater event. It was exciting, and I cheered for the U.S. athletes whom I knew as kids back in 1996. However, no matter how close the race was, no matter how dramatic the finish was, it was nothing compared to the feeling of sitting in the starting gate at the Olympic trials hearing, “Five, four, three, two…” Being a participant is simply more powerful than being a spectator.
A new tailgating policy at Western Carolina University will be in effect beginning this fall football season, with designated tailgating areas for students, Catamount Club members, returning alumni and visiting fans.
Ready….set….WHOOP! On the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon, beginning Aug. 26, police at Western Carolina University will be testing the university’s new siren system. During each test, people on and around the WCU campus should hear a high-pitched, repetitive whooping sound for about three minutes.