Western Carolina University recently presented six Western North Carolina community agencies with Service Learning Partnership Awards in recognition of exemplary collaboration with university students and faculty working on community service projects that are linked to the academic curriculum.
For more than 20 years, volunteers from Western Carolina University and the surrounding community have come together once a year to clean up one of Jackson County’s natural treasures – the Tuckaseigee River.
Residents of the Mountain Trace Nursing Center took a trip down memory lane Friday, March 16, when students from Western Carolina University’s Recreational Therapy Association organized a “senior prom” as part of a service learning project.
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.