The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to WCU were commemorated as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the unveiling of a sculpture.
Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, takes place on campus Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As Chad Breedlove flew over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he got a bird’s-eye view of the destruction that was left behind. And as a freelance cameraman for CNN, the Western Carolina University alumnus was able to share the devastation with thousands of viewers.
It’s that time again, when the WCU community has an opportunity to “choose great” by supporting the State Employees Combined Campaign.
The atmospheric forces that guide weather systems did a big favor for the WCU community last weekend when the remnants of Hurricane Florence slipped by to the east of Cullowhee as the storm center tracked northward.
When the application deadline comes and goes on Friday, Sept. 21, Western Carolina University’s International Community Host Program, also known as “I-Host,” will be off to a successful start.
Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch provided a prescription for the nation’s political and racial divides as she delivered a keynote address before a group of WCU’s highest-achieving students.
More students are enrolled in the UNC System than ever before, thanks in part to a record-high freshman class, significant growth in transfer students and the highest number of graduate students in more than a decade.
With Mountain Heritage Day, as with any gathering of large crowds on campus, the safety of guests is the top priority for organizers and staff.