Despite rainy conditions, organizers of Western Carolina University's Relay for Life (April 8-9) called the annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society “a resounding success” with close to $15,000 raised for cancer research. This year's total exceeded the previous year's total by $2,000.
Western Carolina University announced plans today (Friday, Feb. 18) for the Millennial Initiative, a comprehensive regional economic development strategy made possible by the recent acquisition of 344 acres of property adjacent to the main campus.
While many of Western Carolina University's students were enjoying the luxuries of sleeping late and home-cooked food over winter break, the seven members of Western's men's all-campus champion intramural flag football team were vying for the national championship.
The Angel Trees that sprout around campus after Thanksgiving invite everyone to try on their wings a little early. You just choose a paper ornament from the tree and follow the gift-giving instructions on the back. “Take new, unwrapped gift item(s) to Residential Living by Friday, December 17...”
With three separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies in one morning, this year's Homecoming at Western Carolina University was an historic day for the Cullowhee campus even before the traditional awards and athletic events began.
Ask about how to prevent students' alcohol abuse, and everyone's got an opinion. But the facts are harder to find. That's why Western is taking part in a national research project that may become the model for how to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses. And all members of the campus community can help.
Mimi Fenton, a Western Carolina University faculty member who has been recognized as one of The University of North Carolina system's best teachers, will be the featured speaker as the university holds summer commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.