Rather than spending spring break at the beach, a group of Western Carolina University students are heading to Philadelphia to combat hunger and homelessness. The students will volunteer with community service projects from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9.
Western Carolina University is hosting the second annual Community Service Learning Fair on Thursday, Feb. 8, to help students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community become more aware of service opportunities in the region. The free, three-hour fair begins at 11 a.m. in the University Center Grandroom.
Games such as Scattergories and NFL Street, books and other loot filled the holiday packages that members of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity at Western Carolina University prepared this week for men and women serving overseas.
Western Carolina University students will provide about $4.2 million worth of volunteer work for Western North Carolina communities this academic year as they participate in co-curricular volunteer activities and course-based service learning projects.
A student/faculty delegation from Western attended the 13th Annual North Carolina Campus Compact Conference at Appalachian State University on Nov. 5. With more than 240 students and faculty in attendance from colleges and universities from throughout the state, the event marked the largest Campus Compact conference in the program's history.
Four Western Carolina University students majoring in business computer information systems have spent much of the spring semester working as interns in the Jackson County school system, helping the schools with a variety of computer-related problems.
Members of a Western Carolina University accounting class and their teacher were honored recently by the town of Clyde for providing volunteer services while the town was trying to recover from September floods caused by hurricanes Frances and Ivan.