Comedian Emma Willmann performs stand-up at WCU

Emma Willmann has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and headlined her own sold out show in the New York Comedy Festival, and on Friday, Feb. 24, she performed in the UC Illusions Room at WCU. The NY comic was generally well-received by a small crowd of about 40 students, as she sprung from […]

Art exhibit gives literal meaning to “soft” diplomacy

“There are two kinds of power that states can have,” explained Dr. Jennifer Schiff, professor and international studies director at WCU. “States can either have hard power or soft power. Hard power in international relations is the use of military force or economic sanction. Soft power is the power of persuasion – sharing your cultural […]

Renowned flutist Joel Tse performs in Coulter Recital Hall

The sounds of floating and flittery melodies performed by internationally renowned flutist Joel Tse graced Coulter Recital Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Tse is a flute instructor at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University in Ohio, as well as the principal flute of the Toledo Symphony. His visit to the campus was organized […]

Comedian D.J. Demers performs stand-up at WCU

Many WCU students were lucky this Friday, Jan. 13, to see D.J. Demers deliver a witty and gritty stand-up show in the UC Illusions room. The comic jumped between a wide array of topics ranging through public restroom experiences, romantic relationships and living with a hearing impairment, among much more. Demers is Canadian-born and moved […]

WCU’s goals for the future shed light on recent parking changes

This story was co-written with Chris Lang. With a growing student body and a limited amount of space, students and faculty alike fear for the future of parking on the Western Carolina University campus. Many students complain about the availability of parking on campus as it is, sometimes claiming that they are unable to find […]

Fine Art Museum fundraiser brings together WCU community just in time for the holidays

  The sweet scent of shortbread accompanied the sounds of warm jazz and friendly chatter floated through the long lobby of the Bardo Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Handmade Holiday Sale. The Handmade Holiday Sale is an early holiday celebration that takes place the week before Thanksgiving each year at the BAC, where […]