WCU will be moving its on-campus orientation programs scheduled for May and June online and instead of the in-person format as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force changes in university operations.
WCU's new master's degree program in experiential and outdoor education recently gained accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Show your Catamount spirit by utilizing one of these Zoom backgrounds the next time you virtually attend class, meet with colleagues, or visit with friends.
Locally executed, state managed and federally supported. That’s how the Federal Emergency Management Agency has long described the ideal way to respond to major disasters.
There is nothing like a pandemic to change the rules of work, making us to pivot on the fly, then hope for the best, while simultaneously providing opportunities to learn when we least expect it. David Wynn, a second-year graduate student in Western Carolina University’s counseling program, was forced to change the way he counsels clients after COVID-19 shuttered nonessential businesses across the country. Wynn was dubious, at first, of a new delivery system that was the antithesis of his beliefs regarding counseling.
Western Carolina University has been named again as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Originally scheduled with events on campus, the Spring Literary Festival's presence will now completely be digital during the COVID-19 pandemic, with live and recorded interviews and book readings.
Southern Conference Preseason Player of the Year Justice Bigbie is coping with having the Catamounts' season canceled because of COVID-19. Justice Bigbie was starting to feel good about his swing after a seventh-inning solo home run pulled the Western Carolina University baseball team to within 5-4 of Bryant University, before the Catamounts eventually fell, 11-5.
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.