It was 23 years after the founding in 1889 of what is now WCU that campus leaders purchased a set of Shetland ponies to haul supplies from Sylva to Cullowhee so faculty and staff could better serve a growing student population.
WCU is continuing its leadership role in making a positive impact on the region by posting strong increases in the number of new and transfer students in Cullowhee.
Jamie Vaske, a criminal justice professor, helped create Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court. She will now help lead a study exploring how effective such courts are at helping struggling veterans in the criminal justice system achieve stability.
When WCU officials held a ribbon-cutting event to officially open “The Rocks” freshman residence halls on Friday, Sept. 2, it was more than just a ceremonial gathering.
On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.
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In a Design for Health Initiative, students and professors from five academic disciplines are exploring how the built environment affects quality of life for older adults living in poverty in Jackson County, and ways it can be improved.
Welcome home, Catamounts! The first week of campus life is always exciting and we can't wait to see what is in store for you next!
It was not the usual academic partnership when physical therapy professor Doug Keskula and speech-language pathology associate professor Leigh Odom traveled from WCU to Canada this summer for a dissection workshop.
“Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” explores off-reservation boarding schools in a kaleidoscope of voices.