As a high school senior Olivia Swalm had her life all planned out: Furman University, premed major in biology, then medical school and a career as a forensic pathologist. Then she was forced to take a knee.
What began as small conversations regarding the possibility WCU establishing an internship program with High Hampton resort in Cashiers has led to a partnership establishing the High Hampton Educational Assistance Plan.
After a series of virtual commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 in 2020, WCU will resume modified, in-person commencement activities this spring.
A “new normal” emerged during the pandemic, but what about frontline workers like first responders, emergency medical services technicians and paramedics who routinely work beyond the normal?
After helping Jackson County Department of Public Health clear its backlog of individuals waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, WCU’s vaccine clinic is now serving the Western North Carolina region.
For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.
The Board of Trustees of WCU will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, on center stage in the performance hall of the Bardo Arts Center.
The active military and veteran community is familiar to Gabriela Iglesias Garcia, a Western Carolina University sophomore from Jacksonville, majoring in English. Garcia’s father is a service member, along with many others in her family.
WCU’s Police Department recently instituted a standing advisory committee to help officers better understand and serve the community.