With three separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies in one morning, this year's Homecoming at Western Carolina University was an historic day for the Cullowhee campus even before the traditional awards and athletic events began.
Ask about how to prevent students' alcohol abuse, and everyone's got an opinion. But the facts are harder to find. That's why Western is taking part in a national research project that may become the model for how to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses. And all members of the campus community can help.
Mimi Fenton, a Western Carolina University faculty member who has been recognized as one of The University of North Carolina system's best teachers, will be the featured speaker as the university holds summer commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
The clang of fire alarms and the smell of acrid smoke billowing out of the Stillwell Building at Western Carolina University signaled the start of a dramatic disaster drill that tested the readiness of a host of emergency responders.
In cooperation with the Student Affairs Office and the Student Government Association at Western Carolina University, Jackson County Transit will offer a new transportation service from Western into the downtown Sylva area beginning Jan. 12.
The blending of tradition and modernization -- of old-fashioned woodwork and high-tech teaching -- was celebrated at Western Carolina University on Friday, Nov. 21, as the university held ribbon-cutting ceremonies to showcase its newly renovated Bird and McKee buildings.
As Western Carolina University officials gear up to launch a new research and technology park called the “Millennial Campus,” they are seeking input from residents of Western North Carolina on how it should be structured to bring the greatest benefit to the region.
Among the features new to campus this fall are 21 emergency call boxes. Many of those installed were replacements for old boxes that were obsolete or non-functional. There are now 11 stand-alone radio boxes on campus and one telephone-style box in front of each of the 10 residence halls.