Archives for September 2017

Catamount spirit: Megan McCallister is coming back stronger

It was a crisp Friday, Oct. 7, night and WCU women’s soccer team was successfully battling Virginia Military Institute, when a piercing scream ripped through the air. This scream belonged to sophomore, Megan McCallister, and it ended her 2016 season. “Oh, I knew I had broken it. There was no question about that…it was just a matter […]

Dear WCU: students share stories only they can tell

A picture is worth a thousand words. WCU students Leena Boakye, Chloe Joyce and Jahniece Graham proved just that by using Dear World’s distinct message-on-skin portraits to share the stories only they could tell during the Dear WCU two-day event. Just like every other participant, Boakye, Joyce and Graham followed Dear World’s process to uncover deeper […]

Healthy start of Mountain Heritage Day

There’s no better way to start Mountain Heritage Day festivities than with some friendly competition or just a fun walk to enjoy the mountain air. Western Carolina University kicks off Mountain Heritage Day with the ninth annual 5k walk/run starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. While there is construction underway to build a […]

Mountain Heritage Day remembers Steve Sutton

Having performed everywhere from local front porches to the Grand Ole Opry, Steve Sutton, a bluegrass marvel, had an unparalleled impact on the evolvement of Appalachian music. This year’s 43rd Mountain Heritage Day will remember Sutton and his contribution to the music scene with a special presentation on the Blue Ridge stage at 1 p.m. […]

Cats earn huge upset victory over the vicious Bulldogs

Fun preceded the SoCon opener with live entertainment and snacks, such as funnel cakes, for students and their families, but it only intensified as the Catamounts went into battle with the No. 17 ranked Samford Bulldogs on Sept. 23. There was no love loss by Catamount fans as they made sure the refs and Bulldog […]

Travel, study, grow: All you need to know about studying abroad

The world is at your fingertips! For WCU students, a trip abroad could range from a couple of weeks to a full year with the ability to chose from over 60 countries including Japan, Germany and the U.K. The Study Abroad Fair showcased these opportunities for students from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, […]