Students from Cullowhee Valley and Fairview elementary schools performed with the N.C. Elementary Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem at the N.C. Music Educators Conference in early November. The chorus was made up of 200 auditioned 4th, 5th and 6th graders throughout the state. 

Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a “Human Resources Summit” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, to teach business leaders efficient and effective practices for managing human resources. The one-day conference will be held in the Burrell Building.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Students from Cullowhee Valley and Fairview elementary schools performed with the N.C. Elementary Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem at the N.C. Music Educators Conference in early November. The chorus was made up of 200 auditioned 4th, 5th and 6th graders throughout the state. 

Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a “Human Resources Summit” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, to teach business leaders efficient and effective practices for managing human resources. The one-day conference will be held in the Burrell Building.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Western Carolina University is inviting prospective students and their families and friends to visit the campus during Open House on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Smoky Mountain High School students, from left, Audrey Hinton (freshman), Justin Criswell (junior), Paige Monteith (senior) and Dalton Buchanan (sophomore) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for November. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky Mountain …

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

While local schools are closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a Kids Art Day from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in room 150 of the Bardo Arts Center.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Jackson County Board of Education recognized members of Black Mountain Baptist Church in Cullowhee for hosting a fundraiser for the schools. Pictured, from left, Lib Jicha, Cullowhee Valley Principal Kathryn Kantz, School Superintendent Kim Elliott, Emery Brooks, Kenneth Dills, Johnnie N…

The Sylva Central High School Class of 1953 held a reunion Oct. 12 at Bogart’s. Those attending included, from left: Bobby Blackwell, Bill Crawford, Eddie Buckner, Frank Stevens, Richard Ginn, Eddie Muriel Jones Gunter, Joyce Nicholson Evans, Darleene Cable Price, Tommy Ginn, Claude Ray Revi…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Smoky Mountain High School students, from left, Alexa Anderson (sophomore), Victoria Wlosok (junior), Brayden Bryson (freshman) and Luz Velazquez (senior) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for October. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky Mountain Hi…

The search for the next president of the University of North Carolina System will include a pair of “listening sessions” on the campus of its westernmost institution that are designed to provide members of the public with opportunities to share ideas on the qualities they would like to see i…

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

About 70 people gathered Sept. 26 around Western Carolina University’s fountain with music and stories to honor Rainey Niles, 18, a student killed in a Sept. 18 car crash. Organizers handed out glowsticks, and candles were placed around the fountain. Mourners said Arabia loved to dance and t…

Western Carolina University is featured prominently – including a top 10 ranking – in regional and national categories of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges of 2020” guidebook, released Sept. 9.

The Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series returns with more pre-recorded film presentations from the London stage. Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the title role in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown has announced that Alison Morrison-Shetlar, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will depart from that role Oct. 1 and take a faculty position in the Department of Biology.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Smoky Mountain High School students who accumulate more than eight excused or unexcused absences in a course will be assigned Attendance Makeup Recovery, in addition to having to make up any missed work, according to each department’s policy. 

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, will be offering a Pharmacy Technician Program with a clinical externship from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Oct. 8-Nov. 26 in room 143 of the C…

Members of Smoky Mountain High School’s Homecoming King Court are, from left: (front) Raymond Dillard, Bengie Dillard, Zachary Lambert, Hayden Phuong, Ki French; (back) Mitch Wike, Mason Fisher, Clayton Frady, Parker Flynn and Jackson Speir.

Southwestern Community College will be hosting “Bridges,” a conference designed to bridge the gap between people in recovery, service providers and colleges, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Burrell Building.

Total enrollment at Western Carolina University has crossed the 12,000-student threshold for the first time in the institution’s history, thanks in part to notable increases in distance education and graduate student populations and a surge of returning undergraduates.

Western Carolina University will host a town hall Thursday, Oct. 3, featuring a series of discussions and sessions focused on the national opioid and addiction crisis and on identifying potential solutions.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

September is Attendance Awareness Month, and the Jackson County school system is taking action to promote All Day-Every Day attendance. The Student Support Services Department plans to offer special rewards to students who achieve perfect All Day-Every Day attendance for the month of September.

Total enrollment at Western Carolina University has crossed the 12,000-student threshold for the first time in the institution’s history, thanks in part to notable increases in distance education and graduate student populations and a surge of returning undergraduates.

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, will be offering a Pharmacy Technician Program with a clinical externship from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Oct. 8 – Nov. 26 in room 143 of the …

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2019-20 and made appointments to several committees, including a new group that will study the possibility of future beer and wine sales at WCU athletic facilities.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

In her inaugural Opening Assembly address on Aug. 14, Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown outlined three themes to guide WCU during the year ahead – a continued emphasis on the quality and excellence of the overall university experience, an expansion of diversity and inclusive…

There’s no straight or quick route for getting to the Learning Center at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, located deep in the wooded mountains of Transylvania County, but the historic campus is dotted with enormous radio telescopes.