Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
“School Safety and Mental Health: Culture, Prevention and Intervention” will be the theme as members of the Carolina Network for School Mental Health meet Monday, Aug. 13, and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at WCU’s instructional site in Asheville.
WCU's Department of Chemistry and Physics will be hosting a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Western Carolina University will officially welcome the incoming freshman class and new transfer students at the annual New Student Convocation beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
When the Asheville Tourists host the Augusta GreenJackets on Tuesday, Aug. 21, they are hoping to see a sea of purple in the stands since that night has been declared “WCU Night.”
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has appointed Casey Cooper, chief executive officer of Cherokee Indian Hospital, to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University faculty and students will deliver books to Wongonyi, Kenya, and are prepared to do additional work while there to help establish a library at a local primary school.
The internationally renowned Highlands Biological Station, located in Highlands, will formally become an installation of Western Carolina University, furthering an already strong relationship between the two institutions.
At the end of the month, Jeff Davis, a university physician for more than 30 years, will retire. At his office in the Bird Building, boxes are being packed and photos have been taken off the walls, while files are sorted and bookshelves cleared, and memories fill the increasing emptiness of the room as he prepares for that last day of work here.