For the past nine years, WCU has selected an interdisciplinary theme for campus conversations, curricular and co-curricular connections, and enrichment. The primary focus is to educate and to offer a holistic look at something through multiple lenses.
Campus themes constitute one example of a high impact practice that provides students
with common and collaborative educational experiences, opportunities to connect curricular
and co-curricular learning, and explorations of disciplines through a common framework.
Explore the Theme
The mission of the One Book program is to engage first-year students, as well as the
campus community, in a common intellectual experience that promotes critical thinking
and interdisciplinary conversation. This years' One Book is: We Need to Talk: How
to Have Conversations that Matter.
Signature campus events throughout the academic year will highlight the campus theme,
Sustainability and the Environment. Events include documentaries, civil discourse
speakers, poetry readings, cultural trips and more. Explore the events on campus as
we spend the year focusing on sustainability and the environment.