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Searches for provost, advancement vice chancellor on hold because of COVID-19

The search for the university’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs is suspended indefinitely, while the search for the next vice chancellor for advancement has been postponed and will resume later this spring, if conditions related to coronavirus allow.  


WCU to offer new master's degree in experiential and outdoor education

The program is designed for professionals and those seeking careers in positions such as environmental educators, camp directors, wilderness therapy instructors, park rangers and outdoor adventure instructors.  

Eli building out his installation project

MFA student leaves his mark

The stadium is stunning, a beautiful geometric design built from contrasting woods that highlight the warmth and strength of the handcrafted structure. Sited in a public green space, surrounded by grass and trees, the small-scale model invites passersby to step inside and imagine its power — exactly what its builder had in mind.  


WCU moves closer to beer, wine sales at sporting events; trustees OK tailgate area changes

Catamount athletics fans will find two noticeable changes to the gameday experience at Western Carolina University when the fall football season rolls around in September, including the sale of beer and wine in the stadium and changes to designated tailgating areas.  

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Board of Trustees approves new WCU policy for naming of programs, facilities

The action by the board came at its quarterly meeting Friday, March 6, and follows recent high-profile situations in which institutions decided to remove the names of individuals after past allegations or incidents came to light.  


Mountain Heritage Center to host Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist on campus

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. José Galvez will present a program about his photo exhibit “Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina” on Friday, April 3.  


Research and Scholarship Conference combines Undergraduate Exposition and Graduate Research Symposium

The event will be held Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26. The RASC is WCU’s largest showcase for both graduate and undergraduate academic, research and creative work for the year.   


Sylva hosts community event as part of chancellor installation activities

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The event on Monday, March 23, will include a reception, a book reading by Holly Kays, author of “Trailblazers and Traditionalists: Modern Day Smoky Mountain People' and a tour of WCU student developed library exhibits.   


Volunteers sought for annual Tuck River Cleanup on April 18

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Students, faculty and staff, along with civic and community groups, will collect litter, debris and discarded items along the Tuckaseigee River in this annual event.   

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