Archives for February 2013

WCU trail system officially opens

Western Carolina University hosted a grand opening celebration of the new WCU trail system Saturday, Feb. 23. There was a great turnout to enjoy the advent of this addition to the university, despite the overcast day. A group ride was held, there were bike clinics, free food and live music. The trail system consists of […]

Association created for Veterans at WCU

Western Carolina University caters to many types of students. There is the traditional student that entered college from high school and then there are those that entered the workforce and then enrolled in college, but in the midst of those individuals, is a special kind of university student, a student veteran. WCU prides itself on […]

WHEE For Life and the Cross Training Challenge provide wellness opportunities for WCU

The WHEE For Life program, which stands for “Wellness Helps Employees Excel,” began in 2009 in reaction to a statewide mandate for North Carolina. The goal for WHEE For Life is to provide wellness opportunities to employees both on and off campus dealing with lowering stress, cutting out bad smoking habits and increasing nutrition and […]

Need help paying your tuition for next semester?

Updated, February 28, 2013. The priority filing date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is tomorrow, March 1. With the economy where it is and many parents being laid off of work, how can students expect to pay for college? This is just one of the many questions that Western Carolina University’s Director […]

Internet sensation “shakes” WCU

Recently a Youtube sensation has been sweeping the web. People from all over the world have been creating their own version of the “Harlem Shake.” On Wednesday, Feb. 20 at roughly 5:30 p.m. the students of Western Carolina University met on the University Center lawn to produce their own version. Chancellor David Belcher and the […]

“The Battle of the Plug” is underway

The second annual Battle of the Plug kicks off this week, encouraging students to conserve energy. Backed by the Student Government Association and the Resident Student Association, various events throughout campus will be held from Feb. 18 to March 11. While the competition is to see whether Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University can […]