Forums underway as WCU, educators explain lab school

The first of two forums about the new Catamount School unveiled plans, objectives and information. The forum, which took place March 16 on the campus of Western Carolina University, was led by Kim Winter, associate dean of The College of Education at WCU; Dan Grube, director of The School of Teaching and Learning at WCU; […]

Forums set for Catamount School

This story was written by Austin McDowell, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Parents interested in enrolling their children in an innovative, new school through Western Carolina University can ask questions in an upcoming forum. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the University Commons Catamount Room on WCU’s campus. A second […]

WCU instructor to give lesson on traditional Latino remedies

A WCU Communication instructor, Michael Caudill, will be giving an in-depth lesson about Latino folk medicine and how it relates to western health care. Caudill, who had extensive work at Los Angeles County Hospital in California and George Washington Hospital in Washington D.C. will be giving a video presentation on “curanderismo,” a spiritual form of medicine […]

“Catamount School” raises new questions and curiosity

Western Carolina University and Jackson County public schools are teaming up to bring a new and ambitious program to the public school system. The new initiative, dubbed “Catamount School” by the North Carolina legislature, will start this August and is aimed at districts where schools are identified as low-performing. Catamount School will serve students as a […]

Whee Wagon program continues steady growth

An on-campus organization is continuing to take great strides to provide children in hospitals with a unique gift. Whee Wagon, a program started in 2015 through the WCU School of Nursing, is dedicated to supplying sick children wagons equipped with IV poles. The program has grown steadily since its inauguration and continues to donate to facilities […]

Last Minute Productions shares new acts for fall 2017

A new set of comedians, musicians, spoken word poets and hypnotists could be coming to perform in Cullowhee. Last Minute Productions coordinators met with students on Feb. 17 to discuss the possibility of several varied acts bringing their talents to the campus of WCU. The program, which took place in the UC Illusions room, was […]