The graduation rate for student-athletes who enrolled at Western Carolina University during the 1995-96 academic year is 65 percent, an all-time high, according to a recent report released by the NCAA.
New buildings are going up all around the campus at Western Carolina University, and with enrollment at an all-time high and a record number of freshman applications for three consecutive years, the mortar and masonry need to dry fast.
With a pledge from U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor to seek $13 million in federal support, leaders from Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Furman University have formed a partnership aimed at boosting the emerging biotechnology industry in the western Carolinas.
Students and professors from Western Carolina University’s chemistry and environmental health programs will investigate beginning in August whether ozone and other airborne pollutants in the high peaks of Great Smoky Mountains National Park pose a health risk to hikers.
Fourth-grade students across Western North Carolina will have an opportunity to learn the historic tradition of quilting this fall through a program created by Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
A couple’s love for the Western North Carolina mountains and its people will continue beyond their lives with the establishment of the John A. Parris Jr. and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University.
“Hot jazz in the cool Smokies” proved more than just a promotional slogan for Western Carolina University’s inaugural CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, as attendees of the new outdoor celebration of the fine and performing arts bundled themselves in sweatshirts and braved record low temperatures for a sizzling performance by The Manhattan Transfer Saturday evening (June 15).
Western Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Clemson University leaders signed an agreement Monday, June 10, to help attract high-tech industries that have traditionally located in the Research Triangle Park or Silicon Valley and to prepare students for careers with those companies.
Western Carolina University officials broke ground on a 300-bed residence hall, the first new student housing facility to be built on the Western campus in more than 30 years, as part of activities Friday (June 7) during the quarterly meeting of the university’s board of trustees.