Western Carolina University's Cherokee Center has a long tradition of celebrating members of graduating classes with ties to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It's more than a symbolic gesture. The Cherokee Center is, and has been, involved and invested in the educational careers of Qualla Boundary residents and Native Americans for more than four decades now.
The Department of Intercultural Affairs developed this graduation celebration as a way to honor students from underrepresented populations and their contributions to the Western Carolina University community. They provide students with a tangible symbol to wear during WCU's graduation and keep with them after graduation as a reminder of their time at WCU and the support that they have available for their future endeavors. Any student who wishes to celebrate their graduation with ICA is welcomed to participate.
May 1st is National College Decision Day and we're excited to introduce just a few of the Class of 2024 who will be joining our Catamount family in the fall. Meet the students from across the state, region, and the nation who will be calling Cullowhee home...
Theatrical stages from coast to coast may have gone dark in this time of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that has not stopped the folks from the School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University from sharing their talents with the public.The livestream scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 can be watched here.
Students have had to adapt to a new way of learning with most classes shifting to online learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the many students who utilized WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, they’ve also had to adapt to a new way of receiving services with face-to-face meetings no longer allowed.
Flowers are blooming on campus and spring is beginning to show itself on campus, but it isn't the same without our students. We want to thank everyone for their patience and support during these uncertain times and we can't wait to have you back on campus!
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as “Black History Month.” In its early days, schools systems, churches and community centers across the country would spend the entire month honoring the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Fast forward more than 40 years later and we asked WCU students if “Black History Month” was still important in 2020. Here’s what they had to say:
Winter has finally made it's way to Western Carolina University. After months of anticipation, WCU finally received it's first substantial snowfall and students took advantage of it!
On January 21st, Western Carolina University students gathered in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s Grandroom for opening remarks before they began the annual Unity March around campus. We asked students why they decided to march. Here are their responses.