A tradition of hosting vibrant undergraduate research went a step further this year as a select group of current students joined faculty members and academically gifted incoming freshmen for the launch of WCU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Once the location of the campus hangout, The Townhouse, and later to other campus treasures, the string of buildings along Centennial Drive was damaged beyond reasonable repair by a fire in 2013. A mixed-use facility named Noble Hall rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes in these photos.
“The idea behind the Urban Death Project is to bring nature into the cities, because I think all cities need a deeper connection to nature and all of us who live in cities can benefit from that.” -- Katrina Spade, founder, Urban Death Project
Members of Western Carolina University’s fall graduating class who already have done what it takes to earn degrees have some advice for younger students who are still looking to begin their college careers.
Fresh off their appearance as semifinalists on the popular television show "America's Got Talent," the members of bluegrass band Mountain Faith eagerly accepted an invitation to perform for WCU's annual holiday video greeting card.
Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.