More than money: financial planning students’ journey to national conference

For Garrett Chmiola and Emily Ranson, WCU students, financial planning is more than a good job: it’s a way to help people in troubling times. “I want to go into financial planning because I love people. I want to have my own clients for my own firm that I am able to get personal with […]

Students honor veterans in candlelight service

President Truman once said, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.” WCU students showed their undying gratitude in a candlelight service where they could personalize a paper bag, fill it with sand, place a candle inside and […]

Western Relay’s for life

Around 1000 students, faculty, community members and cancer survivors participated in WCU’s Relay for Life Friday night. Beginning at 6 p.m. the all night festival continued on until 6:30 a.m. Saturday.  People walked, played games, ate food and listened to music all night to raise money for The American Cancer Society. Various clubs and organizations […]

Extreme sports legend comes to Cullowhee

  Red Bull athlete, Will Gadd, is an ice climbing Winter X-Games champion, record braking distance paraglider and producer of extreme sports films. Having been chosen as the third Red Bull athlete in North America, his resume epitomizes the Red Bull brand. This 45-year-old from Canmore, Alberta, Canada proves through his accomplishments and lifestyle his […]

Belcher: A breath of fresh air

Genuine, passionate, excited, energetic, and visionary are all terms used to describe David O. Belcher, Western Carolina University’s 11thchancellor, during Thursday’s installation ceremony. Almost a year ago the “super hero” team of David and Susan Belcher began making their impact on the WCU campus and have more in store for the future. The themes of […]

Fun in the sun, Lawn-gating on the UC lawn

Installation week continued Tuesday, when the Student Government Association hosted a lawn gating event from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on the UC lawn. Not a cloud in the sky as the weather was perfect for an outside event. The event consisted of games, free food, and Belcher’s, “Burple Purple” Ice Cream. The crowd featured […]