The Engagement Scholarship Consortium has announced it will present its inaugural Excellence in Student Community Engagement Award to Western Carolina University for the work and contributions of WCU’s Center for Service Learning and Student Democracy Coalition.
Nick Botello-Hernandez has known for a while now that he wants to be a park ranger. But having an recent opportunity to job shadow with Western Carolina University alumnus Robert McGraw, superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park, and park ranger Daniel Jackson for a day further cemented his career path.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to WCU were commemorated as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the unveiling of a sculpture.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” chronicling late 19th- and early 20th-century jobs and labor and based on photographs from the National Archives.
Political commentator, community organizer and independent journalist Rosa Clemente will be Western Carolina University’s Civil Discourse Speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.
Western Carolina University’s One Book committee, which is responsible for selecting the book that is distributed to all first-year students before fall semester, has been wanting to choose a title that connects with the campus theme.