Comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performs at WCU

The U.C. Grand Room room was popping on Wednesday, April 19, when comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performed a hilarious show for Western students. The record-holding and critically acclaimed entertainer, and self-proclaimed “balloon guy,” kicked off his act by lapping the room distributing more pre-made balloon sculptures than the roughly 60 audience members. Once […]

217 students are on the waiting list for rooms next semester

The Western Carolina Journalist reported last month that WCU is officially out of residence hall space for returning students. The lack of remaining room for students who submitted their Residence Hall Agreement forms and deposits has manifested in the form of a waiting list for students who want to live on campus but for whom […]

“No more beds for returning students in Fall,” says director of WCU Campus Services

“Every bed is taken.” That’s what the Department of Residential Living is telling students this week as they turn in their Residence Hall Agreement forms in preparation for room selection this weekend. Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, all students who turn in their Residence Hall Agreements and Housing Deposits are being placed on a waiting list. […]

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 […]