Associate provost on Africa and its impact

“Africa… more than a continent, more than corruption, more than suffering…” were some of the thoughts that Dr. Carol Burton, the associate provost of undergraduate studies, shared when talking about this year’s university wide theme. When the theme, Africa! More than a Continent, started in the fall 2015 many people were skeptical and Burton acknowledged […]

The 6-th annual canoe slalom sets sail

This weekend, WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management program and Base Camp Cullowhee hosted the 6th  annual Canoe Slalom on the Tuckasegee River, off from the Old Cullowhee road. Canoe Slaloming is maneuvering one’s canoe or kayak in a river through implanted gates while being timed. The hosts provided canoes and kayaks for students, faculty and residents of the community […]

Waterfalls of Panther Town Valley

A feature on the beautiful waterfalls from Panther Town Valley in North Carolina including a guide to water falls and on waterfall safety. Click the photo below to continue to the full story.  

WHEE For Life and the Cross Training Challenge provide wellness opportunities for WCU

The WHEE For Life program, which stands for “Wellness Helps Employees Excel,” began in 2009 in reaction to a statewide mandate for North Carolina. The goal for WHEE For Life is to provide wellness opportunities to employees both on and off campus dealing with lowering stress, cutting out bad smoking habits and increasing nutrition and […]

Meadows and Rogers face-off at WCU

Mark Meadows and Hayden Rogers, candidates for US Congress in North Carolina’s 11th district, faced off in their final debate at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Education was an important topic at this specific debate as much of the audience was made up of students. The question on everyone’s mind, and a question […]