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Week of Kindness

Western Carolina University is celebrating a Week of Kindness April 4th – April 8th

Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving back to those around us. And that is priceless.

During the Week of Kindness, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take moments out of their days to show kindness in their own ways. Some choose to write notes, open doors, or spend time with someone who needs it. Others treat strangers to a cup of coffee or lunch. Many volunteer in our local community.

This year, in addition to supporting random acts of kindness across campus, Western Carolina University is hosting a series of events that are free and open to students and the community.

Week of Kindness Events

MONDAY, APRIL 4 - Dance Class on the lawn
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - Yoga Class on the lawn 
THURSDAY, APRIL 7 - Guided Meditation with Chad Hallyburton via Zoom 
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 - Speakers Series on Kindness 

We hope to see you attend and participate! 

See below for photo highlights from last year’s Week of Kindness initiative. 

Students sharing a random act of kindness
Students working in the community garden
Students loading potatoes on to a van
Kindness signs on a wall with paw prints
"Shower kindness like confetti"
Operation Santa donation box
Week of kindness signs

Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, conducted a kindness class where his ‘Band of Brothers’ students had to perform a random act of kindness within 30 minutes and inspire the recipient to pay it forward.

Brian Boyer

Paws even made an appearance during the week to help keep the momentum going.

Paws with a staff member
Worker in the garden

Every act, big or small, makes positive change. We are so proud of all those who participated and who demonstrate kindness not only for one week, but every day on campus and beyond.

Students volunteering
Students volunteering
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