Archives for April 6, 2017

Tuck River clean up back for it’s 33rd year

The largest single day river clean-up in the nation kicks off Saturday morning, April 8, on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Tuck River Cleanup is an annual event that takes the Cullowhee area by storm each year. This year is the 33rd annual cleanup, and it’s expected to be nothing less than spectacular. […]

Pisgah Conservancy needs volunteers for Pisgah Pride Day

The Pisgah Conservancy is offering an opportunity for WCU students to help maintain trails by volunteering during Pisgah Pride Day on April 22 at the Black Balsam area of the Pisgah National Forest. The event, created specifically for Western Carolina University students, needs volunteers to clean and improve the environment at the Black Balsam Area.  […]

Students inspired to study in Africa through campus theme

Traveling to Africa is an experience that many students have thought about and considered, but weren’t sure it would be worth the trip. Africa! More than a continent is a campus theme that allows WCU students, faculty and campus organizations to use Africa to explore broad questions in health care, arts, culture and more. The […]

Forget the gym, go backpacking!

Many students need a break from their studies as the semester comes to an end. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle is to take a weekend break to explore and experience new things in the area. Being located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountain National Park, WCU offers different recreational opportunities for students, including […]

What it takes to conquer Valley of the Lilies

Western Carolina University’s Campus Recreation and Wellness and School of Health and Sciences hosted the 7th annual Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k on April 1. While 300 of WCU’s students, faculty, and surrounding community members participated, little is said about what exactly runners do to prepare for the event. WCU student Keegan Wiggins ran […]

WCU hosts 35th annual World Language Contest

The Ramsey center was packed on March 21 as 221 students from 10 high schools and one middle school throughout Western North Carolina came to WCU for a day of learning, hands-on experience and friendly competition at the 35th Annual World Language Contest. For Clay Fowler, a 17-year-old from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, it was a way to break […]