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.”
Western Carolina University had the second-highest rate of student voter turnout for the 2016 general election among North Carolina colleges, according to a new study from Common Cause. WCU also was first in a voter engagement competition among Southern Conference universities.
Students, faculty and staff from across the Western Carolina University community were recognized at the 13th annual Service-Learning Awards program held April 20 in the conference room at Blue Ridge Hall.
It was another year and another successful Tuck River Cleanup, considered to be the largest single-day volunteer event to remove trash and restore a waterway in the nation. Held Saturday, April 8, by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, 581 registered participants took part in efforts along nearly 30 miles of the Tuckaseigee River in Jackson County.
Western Carolina University has been recognized as a “voter friendly campus” while student and faculty organizers who worked toward active participation during the 2016 election received numerous honors for their civic engagement.
For 30 patrons of the Waynesville center of LifeSpan, a non-profit organization serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, an activities expo at Western Carolina University was an ideal field trip.
Thanks to her tireless efforts to promote student voting, along with helping Western Carolina University secure an early voting site, North Carolina Campus Compact has named junior Joanna Woodson as one of its Community Impact Award winners.