As Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate members held their annual holiday ornament sale last year to raise money for scholarships, the overwhelming question from buyers was, “Were the wooden ornaments made by students?”
The work Western Carolina University is doing regarding civic engagement continues to garner recognition. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has named WCU’s Student Democracy Coalition the winner of its Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award.
Although it took nearly a year longer than originally anticipated, the food court in A.K. Hinds University Center is now officially closed following the relocation of WCU's Chick-fil-A operation into Courtyard Dining Hall.
A WCU alumnus who has directed doctoral programs in psychology at several higher education institutions in the Southeast has returned to Cullowhee to oversee the university’s new Doctor of Psychology in Health Services Psychology Program.
Frequent thunderstorms have been cooling summer temperatures a little at WCU, but the campus soon will be heating up anyway as faculty and staff welcome what is expected to be another record-size student body for the start of fall semester.
For the first time, Western Carolina University has collected hard data on whether its recent graduates have landed employment or chosen to continue their education. It’s just the beginning of what the university’s Center for Career and Professional Development hopes to discover through future surveys.
The internationally renowned Highlands Biological Station, located in Highlands, will formally become an installation of Western Carolina University, furthering an already strong relationship between the two institutions.
Western Carolina University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will begin offering a new specialized clinic for children and adults who stutter. The clinic will be located at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, beginning in August on Wednesdays and Fridays.