Archives for November 2016

The Power of Zero: WCU participates in World AIDS Day

Students from Western Carolina University’s Catamount Communications have partnered with The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) to promote HIV/AIDS awareness in anticipation of World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1. Kicking of the week of events, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project provided free HIV Testing on the WCU campus on Monday, Nov. 28. HIV […]

Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries Festival kicks off this weekend

Western Carolina’s Dance and Cheer team are among many entertainment options that WCU will be featuring at the 33rd annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries Festival, which is always the first two Fridays and Saturdays in December in downtown Dillsboro. The festival opens with “College Night” from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The night […]

With NC governorship hanging in the balance, Chris Cooper examines impact of provisional ballots

The 2016 elections, although over, seem not to be. In North Carolina, the close race for the governorship is still in the news. Last week, Gov. Pat McCrory officially filed for a statewide recount. This will not happen until all the county boards of elections certify their results. This weekend, McCrory’s campaign offered to withdraw his […]

Fine Art Museum fundraiser brings together WCU community just in time for the holidays

  The sweet scent of shortbread accompanied the sounds of warm jazz and friendly chatter floated through the long lobby of the Bardo Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Handmade Holiday Sale. The Handmade Holiday Sale is an early holiday celebration that takes place the week before Thanksgiving each year at the BAC, where […]

Firefighters tame 15 fires in Cherokee; arson blamed

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald on Nov. 17. In 26 years as the Nantahala District ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, Mike Wilkins has fought a lot of wildfires in Western North Carolina. The veteran firefighter has never seen anything quite like this, however, at least not in […]

Open House this weekend

Western Carolina University will host its first Open House event of the year this Saturday. Currently, there are 1,000 students and 2,200 guests registered to attend. Participating departments can set up in the Ramsey Center from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday or starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. All department set up should be complete by 8 a.m. Saturday. Faculty and […]