Matthew Toedt of Sylva earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2019 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Western Carolina University second-year student Jordan Rasheed has been chosen by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, as one of 290 students to be among its 2020-21 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering youth and adult swim classes this month at Reid Gym on WCU’s campus.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Matthew Toedt of Sylva earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2019 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a “Website Construction 101: Learn the Basics of Coding” workshop from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and again on Friday, April 3, for those who want a next-level course.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, the region’s largest employer, made a commitment to take its support of Southwestern Community College and its students to an entirely new level.

A Southwestern Community College student from Tuckasegee and two others were recently sworn in as the newest members of Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College will host a “Regional Business Plan Competition” to help individuals transform their ideas into fully realized businesses.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Dressed in a royal blue cap and gown, Cherokee resident Emma Hull walked across the stage on Dec. 5, at Southwestern Community College to finally have the moment she said she has been waiting on for so many years.

Southwestern Community College is working with Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort to offer training and certification for blackjack dealers with evening classes starting Jan. 27.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Western Carolina University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America for the ninth consecutive year.

The campus committee leading the national search for Western Carolina University’s next vice chancellor for advancement is working with Aspen Leadership Group. WCU has scheduled a series of meetings designed to provide input to committee members and ALG.

The Western Carolina University community Dec. 5 celebrated renovations to a curation facility for archaeological collections associated with the Cherokee, including objects from the Trail of Tears and the Unicoi Turnpike.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

While most Western Carolina University offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, WCU’s Advancement office will be open for special hours on two days to assist donors with year-end giving.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Southwestern Community College’s new $21 million Health Sciences Building is starting to take shape on the west side of the campus as construction remains on schedule to finish by the summer of 2021.

Western Carolina University will hold a pair of commencement ceremonies Saturday, to honor its fall graduating class and a group of newly minted university alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.

As colors turn and leaves drop to the ground, fall marks a season of great change. Students in Southwestern Community College’s Radiography program are feeling that change, too, as they prepare to begin their clinical rotations at hospitals across the region.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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.

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 16, 2019

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

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…

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

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.