Increase in WCU’s student population placing emphasis on campus safety

“It is up to each one of us to help foster a secure and supportive environment at Western Carolina University, an environment where individuals can feel safe to visit, learn, work, and live.” This reads from the 2017 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report and can be found in the opening letter by Chief of […]

WCU’s Chancellor Belcher goes on medical leave, provost steps as interim

UPDATE 11/29/2017 Story from WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings has appointed Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar to serve as acting chancellor of Western Carolina University effective Jan. 1, 2018. The official announcement is available at the UNC System website. Dr. Morrison-Shetlar will serve in this role while Chancellor David O. […]

Western’s very own Shark Tank: 3rd annual Pitch Party

Every great idea must start somewhere, and what better place to start than right here on campus? On Thursday, Nov. 9, the student organization Encouraging Potential through Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pitch Party. It will be held in the UC Theater at 6 p.m. It is free to attend, and it […]

WCU soccer heads to SoCon

For the first time in 10 years, the WCU women’s soccer team is headed to the final four round of the Southern Conference tournament. The Cats will travel to face Furman in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, November 3 after a 1-0 victory over VMI on Sunday Oct. 29 with a goal by Emily Threatt. “It […]

WCU Career Services discusses working in multi-generational office

Every generation has a story: One that they create and mold throughout the years, and one that the previous generation passes on. Each story is different from the generation before or after and this can lead to conflict in most environments, specifically within a workplace. Around 40 WCU students gathered in the UC’s conference room […]

Volunteers help out Cullowhee Garden Club

The story was updated on Nov. 1, 2017 with a photo-story.  WCU students and town locals volunteered with the Cullowhee Garden Club on Wednesday, Oct. 25 to prepare their garden and crops for the cold weather sweeping in. Five years ago Adam Bigelow, the garden manager, started the Cullowhee Garden Club to grow crops and […]