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Reflecting on Sept. 11

On September 11, 2001, America changed. Thousands of people lost their lives on that fateful day inside the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on a plane in Shanksville, Pa., due to terrorist attacks. In remembrance of the 2,977 lives lost, students and staff from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning displayed American flags commemorating those who were lost. Students also reflected on 9/11 and its impact on their lives.  

Aerial of Campus

Welcome Back Cats!

Our campus has been quiet all summer without all of our Catamounts around. We're excited to welcome faculty, staff, and students back for the Fall semester!  

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New Student Convocation 2021

New Student Convocation is an important event that marks the official welcome to the university. We are excited to congratulate and celebrate the arrival of WCU's new students with an event they will not forget.  

Pride of the Mountains

Marching On

New Pride of the Mountains leader looks to build on an already great tradition. Jack Eaddy Jr. is all about pushing the envelope. Pushing the envelope is one reason Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has become one of the most renowned collegiate bands in the country.  

Grace Blizzard

Meet Chatty Cat Engagement Officer Grace Blizzard

Curious about what it means to be a Chatty Cat Engagement Officer? We spoke with Grace Blizzard about her experience and the insight she's gained from it.  

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The Eyes Have It

An idea that sprang out of School of Art and Design Professor Richard Tichich’s beginning photography classes in the Fall of 2020. The exhibition was designed to feature the diversity of students who comprise the student body community at Western Carolina University.  

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Paws on the Street!

WCU's 2020 Holiday Card, from the "streets" of Cullowhee, sending warmest wishes from Catamount County.  

Band of Brothers

WCU’s own ‘Band of Brothers’ contribute to Sylva food bank, soup kitchen

The longstanding support by Western Carolina University in fighting local hunger isn’t taking a holiday break, even at the height of the pandemic.  

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EMS student sees service to others as service to self

Daniel Tizon has his sights set on the future, while firmly grounded in the present as a student emergency services technician.  

See His Story  

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