The Western Carolina University Freshman Leadership Institute will host a 5K campus run at 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, to help kick off the annual campus spring carnival and raise money for CuRvE, the Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavour.
Western Carolina University will recognize two Jackson County agencies and two individuals for their effective collaborations with university students and faculty on community service projects that are linked to the curriculum.
The Western Carolina University chapter of First Book, a non-profit organization, has awarded $2,500 in Borders Books gift cards to a Jackson County school and an after-school program in Haywood County as part of a literacy promotion program.
Community Health Link of Jackson County and Western Carolina University’s Center for Service Learning will co-sponsor a “Walking Our World” celebration Saturday, April 5, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee.
Rather than spending spring break at parties or on the beach, 35 students from Western Carolina University will travel to Chicago to help children and the homeless. From Saturday, March 1, to Friday, March 7, the group will volunteer with community service projects.
As part of an international service-learning initiative, Western Carolina University students will be traveling to Costa Rica and Panama during spring break to volunteer their time while exploring the Central American landscapes and cultures.
The Corporation for National and Community Service named WCU to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service-learning efforts and leadership in building a “culture of civic engagement.”
The hardest part about returning to high school after undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Stephanie Harwood, now a freshman at Western Carolina University, was losing her hair and everyone seeing her so weak – a cross-country runner using a wheelchair and neck brace.
Western Carolina University will host the third annual Community Service-Learning Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to make students, faculty and staff more aware of community service opportunities in Western North Carolina.