Archives for February 2017

Gosselin’s hot hand leads to Catamount triumph in Cullowhee

Although it has been a rocky season, the Western Carolina Catamounts’ men’s basketball team looked to gain momentum with a win before heading into the Southern Conference tournament. This game against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Feb. 27 was pivotal because it decided seeds 8 through 10 in the conference tournament. Even though the […]

Helping hand for the Jackson County neighbors in need

Poverty in Western North Carolina is high and Jackson County resembles that picture, even though it’s not so obvious. According to the US Census Bureau, more than 20 percent, or around 8,000 people are poverty stricken. To combat the poverty, local community is helping and Jackson Neighbors in Need (JNIN), for the past nine years, has been […]

Park announces solar eclipse event

News release from Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering an opportunity to experience the Great American Total Eclipse through a ticketed event at Clingmans Dome as well as informal eclipse viewing sites at Cades Cove and Oconaluftee. The total eclipse will take place Monday, Aug. 21. The park is […]

More than money: financial planning students’ journey to national conference

For Garrett Chmiola and Emily Ranson, WCU students, financial planning is more than a good job: it’s a way to help people in troubling times. “I want to go into financial planning because I love people. I want to have my own clients for my own firm that I am able to get personal with […]

Opening weekend…opening win

The Cats came out on top in the home opening weekend in Cullowhee as the WCU Catamounts defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd in a 2-1 series win. The series came to a close on Sunday, Feb. 26, in a loss but not before the Cats could get two up on Marshall in Friday and Saturday’s games. […]

“No more beds for returning students in Fall,” says director of WCU Campus Services

“Every bed is taken.” That’s what the Department of Residential Living is telling students this week as they turn in their Residence Hall Agreement forms in preparation for room selection this weekend. Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, all students who turn in their Residence Hall Agreements and Housing Deposits are being placed on a waiting list. […]