Associate provost on Africa and its impact

“Africa… more than a continent, more than corruption, more than suffering…” were some of the thoughts that Dr. Carol Burton, the associate provost of undergraduate studies, shared when talking about this year’s university wide theme. When the theme, Africa! More than a Continent, started in the fall 2015 many people were skeptical and Burton acknowledged […]

Reading Rover meets Jack the Dipper

Eating ice cream  wasn’t the only thing  intended for at the Jack the Dippers in Sylva on Nov. 14. The well-known ice cream store hosted a fundraiser for the Reading Rover bookmobile. The bookmobile is a bus that travels around the Jackson, Macon and Swain counties to provide preschoolers and child cares the chance to hear […]

The 6-th annual canoe slalom sets sail

This weekend, WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management program and Base Camp Cullowhee hosted the 6th  annual Canoe Slalom on the Tuckasegee River, off from the Old Cullowhee road. Canoe Slaloming is maneuvering one’s canoe or kayak in a river through implanted gates while being timed. The hosts provided canoes and kayaks for students, faculty and residents of the community […]

Night of acrobat acts and magic at Bardo

The organizations of Arts and Cultural Events(ACE) brought the high – flying and magical acts of the Golden Dragon Acrobats to WCU Sept. 9 in the Bardo Arts Center. The group performed daring acts along with expressing the beauty of the Chinese culture through their clothing and props. The acrobats transitioned from high- flying acts to balancing […]

An insider with the Board of Trustees

The WCU Board of Trustees had several meetings discussing and voting on proposals for the future of students, staff and faculty yesterday, Sept.3. During the meeting that focused on academic affairs and the personnel the board members discussed changes in the wages of staff, retention rates and improvements to student learning. They also heard reports from WCU administration. Associate Vice […]

Walk barefoot and help

WCU students can walk barefoot today and the administration will do the same. Every Thursday in the month of September from 1 to 5 p.m. walk shoe-less to raise awareness that 1.5 billion people walk without shoes every day. With this the campus starts its two-year university wide theme “Africa! More than a continent.” Western Carolina […]