Western Carolina University will begin a new Distinguished Lecture Series for high-profile speakers to engage the campus and community in dialogue on national issues, beginning this academic year.
Mountain bikers, runners and hikers now have a place to take a break after making strenuous climbs up the Cullowhee Connector and Upper Long Branch and Lower Long Branch trails on WCU’s multi-use trail system.
The work Western Carolina University is doing regarding civic engagement continues to garner recognition. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has named WCU’s Student Democracy Coalition the winner of its Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award.
A recent trip to Botswana by a delegation of Western Carolina University faculty and students has helped forge a deeper relationship between the campus and that country, working to improve special needs services, here and there.
In her Wednesday, Aug. 15, Opening Assembly address centered on the theme “Choose Great,” Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar called the 2018-19 academic year “…the end of an era at WCU, but the beginning of a legacy.”
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Charlie and Mary Jo Boswell! They graduated in 1966 and 1964 with a degree in Chemistry and Elementary Education respectively. Mary Jo also completed her Master's in Special Education in 1966.
Josh O’Conner, director of Buncombe County Recreation Services, and Christy Swift, CFO of the National Technical Honor Society, were honored for completing the year-long Certified Nonprofit Professional Program offered through WCU.
A compilation of grants awarded at WCU during July has been announced by the university's Office of Research Administration.
Although it took nearly a year longer than originally anticipated, the food court in A.K. Hinds University Center is now officially closed following the relocation of WCU's Chick-fil-A operation into Courtyard Dining Hall.