With Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature Friday, June 19, on a legislative “mini-budget” providing the final $16.5 million appropriation to fund replacement of WCU’s decades-old steam plant, university officials say that late Chancellor David O. Belcher must be smiling down from above.
Beginning in July, a series of virtual Open House events will be held for prospective students interested in graduate study.
A local push to register voters and get out the vote is being spearheaded by a group at Western Carolina University, as part of the national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
Several events typically on the fall semester calendar are canceled for 2020 as part of significant changes to campus activities necessitated by state and health care professional guidance in response to COVID-19.
Mountain Heritage Day, the annual community and campus celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University since 1974, will not happen this year.
Sean Mulholland, associate director of the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, has a new study on the effects of COVID-19 on college enrollment.
Staff Senate increased its expectations for community service this year, setting a goal of 450 volunteer hours and a 100 percent participation rate by senators.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced that the university’s national search for a new vice chancellor for advancement has been suspended until June 2021.
WCU's Cherokee Center recently selected Class of 2020 Cherokee High School graduates Tierney Bradley and Brandon Wolfe to receive the Dr. Jerry Wolfe 'Gadugi' Award as part of its efforts to connect with the community.