As Western Carolina University enrollment continues an upward trend, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the university are working to ensure those numbers include a significant portion of local Native American students.
Western Carolina University students recently contributed their time and energy to the Cullowhee Community Garden and other initiatives as WCU’s Center for Serving Learning observed “Make A Difference Week.”
Staff with Special and Digital Collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently undertook a project to digitize past editions of the Jackson County Genealogical Society members’ publication and make it publicly available.
A popular component of Western Carolina University’s annual Mountain Heritage Day are the judged and juried contests, and other competitions. At the 43rd annual event held Saturday, Sept. 30, nearly 300 people entered various events with dozens taking home ribbons or trophies.
Western Carolina University’s Rapid Center, a regional source for business and entrepreneurial assistance, will gain some assistance itself in the form of a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant.
Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer workshops focusing on crisis communications and “Profiling for Profit” at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville during the month of October.
LIFE@WesternCarolina, Western Carolina University’s lifelong learning membership organization for adults 50 and older, kicked off its fall semester sessions with a Tuesday, Sept. 12, presentation on cadaver dogs and law enforcement on the Cullowhee campus and a Thursday, Sept. 14, presentation addressing mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park.
It’s September in the hills when Western Carolina University’s fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in Western North Carolina through a scientific-based prediction. And Collins is anticipating a good display across the mountains this year.