Archives for May 2015

“Make a Crane and Save Lives”

Cullowhee Valley School 4th graders in Ms. Christin Wilson class are doing a charity fundraiser from June 1 to 11 at the school. In the campaign “Make a Crane and Save lives”, for 25cents anyone can come in and learn how to make a paper crane from our paper crane masters and save lives. “It […]

Effects of poverty on WNC children’s education

“Growing up in a family living in poverty or near poverty negatively impacts a child’s health throughout his or her life,” according to NCChild’s 2014 Child Health Report Card. In the same report it also says that “education and health outcomes are also tightly intertwined; success in school and the number of years of schooling impact health […]

Governor seeks support for bond package, $114.9 million for WCU science building

Story was produced by the WCU Office of Public Relations.  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory visited Western Carolina University on Friday, May 22, seeking support for his proposed $3 billion bond package that would fund state infrastructure improvements and transportation projects, a plan that would include $114.9 million for a new WCU science building. McCrory […]

WCU’s biggest class in history

Western Carolina University’s biggest class graduated this weekend, May 9. Approximately a total of 1,446 students walked on the stage at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center, and according to the officials at WCU this isthe largest class to graduate in university history. There were three commencement services spanning over two days. May 8 was the […]

WCU enjoys a “chaotic” Friday with the end of classes

The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center at WCU to let in excited film enthusiasts and proud film majors for the seventh annual film festival, Controlled Chaos. Controlled Chaos features two senior thesis projects as well as several other films as short as 15 seconds created by WCU film students. Most of […]