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 […]

Demonstrators say they were offering a message of love

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. On Oct. 5, three religious demonstrators bearing signs were stationed in front of Western Carolina University’s Alumni Tower, proclaiming, “live holy and be perfect” and “fear God.” The signs condemned “all liars, drunkards, thieves, fornicators, filthy-minded, hateful and unrighteous” people. Permit-holder Buddy Fisher, who said he lives somewhere […]

Gun violence hits home in Cullowhee

News update (Oct. 10, 1 p.m.) The death of Jacob Ray was confirmed by law enforcement officials at 10 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 10. He passed away the night of Monday Oct. 9. Ray was a junior in the College of Business studying computer information systems. Staff members from the Division of Student […]

Hire Attire to inspire

The Center for Career and Professional Development held their first official fashion show on Sept. 27 to teach young adults the importance of the perfect outfit. The objective of the Hire Attire Fashion Show was to highlight the appropriate interview and business attire to the students of Western Carolina University.  It was held in the […]

Healthy start of Mountain Heritage Day

There’s no better way to start Mountain Heritage Day festivities than with some friendly competition or just a fun walk to enjoy the mountain air. Western Carolina University kicks off Mountain Heritage Day with the ninth annual 5k walk/run starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. While there is construction underway to build a […]

WCU to greet record freshman class

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. You might want to go ahead and pump some fuel into the car and get your big-box store and grocery shopping done. Along with an expected flood of eclipse visitors into the area, about 2,000 Western Carolina University freshmen move into residential halls Friday, […]