Taking on crisis

Most college classes seem boring and irrelevant, but in Michael Caudill’s crisis communication course anxiety will kick in. Caudill challenges students in a sink or swim attitude to learn how to be a public figure during a crisis.  Students participate in mock public hearings, interviews and television briefing where they receive hands on experience that […]

Dillsboro brightens the holidays

Dillisboro began their 28th annual festival of lights and luminaries to kick off the holiday season on December 2.  The festival was opened on Friday with a Western Carolina University night encouraging all students, faculty, and staff to visit the town. Chancellor David Belcher and his wife opened the night with a horse and buggy […]

Dillsboro lights up WNC holiday season

The first two weekends in December the town of Dillsboro will be hosting their 28thannual Festival of Lights and Luminaries.  The town will be lit with over 2,500 candles around their shops and studios.  The shopkeepers provide hot cocoa, holiday treats and live entertainment.  Horse and buggy rides will be available each night from 5 to – […]

Silent Auction

From November 10th-13th WCU hosted a silent auction at the John Bardo Performing Art Center.   The event was accompanied by the students 2nd annual “Holiday Sale” and the “Sweeney Todd” performance thereafter. The auction featured items donated by the community including scripts of the production, jewelry and clothing.  Many paintings were also featured that were […]

WCU Not-so-handicap parking

At WCU there are over 5,000 parking spots on campus.   Nearly 100 of those spots are reserved for handicap students and faculty. However, this does not appear to be enough.  There have been several complaints going around the university claiming students and faculty who are not handicap, take the parking spaces at their own convenience. […]

Candlelight Vigil

Western Carolina University honored the 10 year anniversary of Sept. 11 by sharing memories, gratitude and a moment of silence during a candle light vigil at the central plaza fountain. The event began at 8:30 p.m. with a retrospective video footage and pictures from the tragedy as well as interviews with victims and their families.  […]