Archives for October 13, 2017

Catamount post-mortem: What does it actually take to engage students?

This story/opinion was published in ForbesBrandVoice on Oct. 12, 2017.  Western Carolina University (WCU), my beautiful campus tucked away in a Blue Ridge valley, had high expectations for the 2016 election. The civic engagement team I led as a student coordinator hoped for a 10-24% increase in student voter turnout; and, until recently, we believed […]

Candlelight vigil honoring the life of Jacob Ray

Western Carolina University students and community members commemorated the life of Jacob Ray, who died after being shot in the university area around midnight on Friday, Oct. 6. Ray died on Monday, Oct. 9 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The crime that was reported near Tuck’s Tavern left […]