More than 3,500 students, faculty, staff and community members packed Western Carolina University’s Central Plaza and A.K. Hinds University Center lawn area Monday, Aug. 21, and cast their eyes skyward to get a first-hand look at the Great American Eclipse.
A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
The Catamount School, a collaborative effort of Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools, held an orientation for students and parents Tuesday, Aug. 15, in anticipation of opening Tuesday, Aug. 22.
The celestial bodies are aligning perfectly for the Western Carolina University community to experience a memorable start to the 2017 fall semester, with the first day of classes coinciding with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse and anticipation rising for all-time records to be set in total enrollment and freshman enrollment.
With a total solar eclipse occurring on the first day of the fall semester classes, Western Carolina University’s faculty and staff are taking steps to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to safely view the rare celestial phenomenon.
The ink has dried on the state budget resulting in a $23 billion spending package for 2017-18 that includes several items of note for Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina system.