Chancellor Belcher predicts a bright future for WCU

David O. Belcher stepped into the role as chancellor at Western Carolina University at a tough time.  The economy is the lowest it has been in decades, the athletic department isn’t producing to expectations, and opinions of the college are very strong throughout the community but these obstacles haven’t slowed chancellor Belcher’s vision of the […]

Dennis Wagner era over at WCU

Western Carolina will have a different head coach on the sidelines of the upcoming home football game versus Coastal Carolina.  Dennis Wagner announced his resignation after a meeting with interim athletic director Fred Cantler Sunday morning. “Coach Wagner announced his resignation to the team and his assistants earlier today after meeting with me for a […]

Advanced scams meet advanced protection

Technology is great when it works, but one wrong click and a nasty cyber scam can set you back a few hundred dollars.  But for a college it can cripple an entire campus community. Manager of student computing in the Technology Commons Andy Voelker talked about how WCU’s IT department handles these threats. The Information […]

WCU interim athletic director Fred Cantler steps in

Interim athletic director Fred Cantler promised to focus on keeping the student athletes a top priority when making any decision that would result in changing personal around the department.  His first decision was firing football assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Matt Pawlowski last week.  Head coach, Dennis Wagner, filled the position with assistant coach, […]

WCU athletic director fired

Chip Smith was fired as athletic director of Western Carolina University effective Tuesday Oct. 25.  Smith has been the director of athletics at Western since 2004, before that he was over athletics at Morehead State University. The decision came from Chancellor David Belcher Monday.   Belcher sent an email message thanking Smith for his services at […]

WCU alumni tee off

The annual alumni scholarship golf tournament was Friday at the Sequoia National Golf Club.  Former Catamounts teed off at 11 a.m. for an afternoon of entertainment and golf. The event had 48 golfers, which were split into 4 man/woman teams.  The tournament is a chance for alumni to showcase their golfing skills while catching up […]