Mia Loia, a graduate student in the Master of Fine Art program, just completed a mural on the side of Kountry Kupboard health food store in Sylva.
Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture, will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus.
Beverly Collins, professor emeritus at WCU, has been the resident leaf expert for WCU and has again offered her prediction for the 2023 leaf season.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica Gasperson-Shuford, a summer 2023 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program, knew she wanted to go into the health care field since she was in her teens.
On Friday, Sept. 8, WCU’s Public Policy Institute was renamed the Phil and Connie Haire Institute for Public Policy to recognize the couple’s service in community, education and state roles.
WCU leaders took a brief break from their typical opening-of-the-semester chores Sept. 6 to pay tribute to the more than 550 faculty, staff and student philanthropists who have made financial gifts to the university over the past year.
Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, supports Catamount student-athletes and fine arts programming through his philanthropy.
WCU will host the 13th annual Rooted in the Mountains Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29, in the Bardo Arts Center.
WCU continues to gain momentum in its enrollment this fall by welcoming the third largest class in its history.