2018 Winter Olympic starts tomorrow; WCU alum, Jarrett Frazier, involved in NBC coverage

STAMFORD — Millions of viewers will watch the action unfold this month on the slopes and rinks in PyeongChang, South Korea. They could not do so without the help of a team based some 6,850 miles away. The Olympics represent Stamford-based NBC Sports’ most-watched and demanding production. From Thursday through Feb. 25, a local contingent […]

WCU School of Stage and Screen presenting Pulitzer winner “J.B.”

By WCU Office of Public Relations “J.B.,” a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Job, will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen as part of the school’s Mainstage theatre season. Shows are set for the following times at Hoey Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. […]

The futures of WCU and WNC – the region it was founded to serve – will forever be inextricably linked

Op-Ed By DAVID O. BELCHER I had the privilege of presiding over Western Carolina University’s Dec. 16 commencement ceremonies and witnessing the great emotion and sense of accomplishment among the graduates. A point of pride at this December’s commencement was that nearly half of the fall graduating class hails from the 18 westernmost counties of […]

First snow closes WCU on last day of classes

The rapidly changing winter weather conditions prompted the university to suspend face-to-face classes (daytime and evening) in Cullowhee and Biltmore Park-Asheville today, Dec. 8. The weather closed all local public and charter schools in Jackson and Haywood county. For WCU employees, University offices will be operating under Condition 1 – Reduced Operations. Commuting faculty and staff […]

WCU’s Chancellor Belcher goes on medical leave, provost steps as interim

UPDATE 11/29/2017 Story from WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings has appointed Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar to serve as acting chancellor of Western Carolina University effective Jan. 1, 2018. The official announcement is available at the UNC System website. Dr. Morrison-Shetlar will serve in this role while Chancellor David O. […]

WCU chancellor, wife pledge $1.23 million in gifts for student scholarships

from WCU Office of Communications and Public Relations Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education. The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form […]