The search for WCU’s next Chancellor continues through forums

Co-written with Jonathan Birek A leader is someone of great confidence, composure and compassion. They are resilient yet accountable. Western Carolina University was able to see this first-hand from former Chancellor, David O. Belcher. The university is now tasked with finding his successor while continuing to grow and prosper. The new chancellor should be ready […]

Whee Lead Conference

Do you think you have what it takes to be a leader? WCU students will have the opportunity to fine tune their leadership skills in a one-day leadership conference from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the UC. The conference provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to engage in […]

What you can do to stay healthy this flu season

This winter a rapid flu epidemic is sweeping across the nation. Around 53 deaths have been reported across the United States from flu symptoms alone. According to Pam Buchanan of WCU Health Services, an average of 10-15 patients a day come to the Byrd medical center with flu-like symptoms – approximately 10 percent of the student […]

Center for Service Learning leads the way with student involvement

A part of what defines WCU as an engaging and prospering institution is how it values a community effort. One way they present this through service learning. The Center for Service Learning (CSL) is a program here on campus that integrates everyday values as a person in society into education. Service learning acquires what students […]

Ibram X. Kendi tackles racism in WCU Civil Discourse Series

In today’s society, one of the questions we consistently struggle to answer is how to finally abolish racism. Ibram X. Kendi offers a solution that might just work. For WCU’s Civil Discourse series, Kendi broke down racism and ways to overcome it on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the UC Grand room. First, in order to […]

WCU Concert Choir bound for the big stage

Story originally published in The Sylva Herald Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral May 24-28. The choir features 35 of the top singers from across campus, including both music and non-music majors. Allison Thorp, assistant professor of music and director of Choral […]