When Western Carolina University associate professor Beth Wall-Bassett was applying to become a North Carolina Campus Compact Fellow last year, one of the things she and Lane Perry, director of WCU’s Center for Service Learning, decided to put in her application was what would become the framework for the Faculty Institute on Community Engagement.
With the arrival of Western Carolina University’s spring break week, some students will seek out warm and sandy locations or return to their hometowns for family visits, but others will be heading out on ventures to provide much-needed services for a variety of organizations and to expand their personal limits.
Western Carolina University students participating in a recent combination service-learning and faculty-led trip to New Zealand were introduced to a simple but extraordinary public safety concept and witnessed transformative changes happening in a region damaged by earthquakes.
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.