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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

With Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature last Friday on a legislative “mini-budget” providing the final $16.5 million appropriation to fund replacement of Western Carolina University’s decades-old steam plant, university officials say that late Chancellor David Belcher must be smiling down from above.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Some 15,000 surgical masks are now available for health care providers across 18 Western North Carolina counties thanks to efforts by a small group centered at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

It will be May in December for members of Western Carolina University’s spring graduating class of 2020 who were originally scheduled to participate in commencement ceremonies this month until the events were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Based on conservation efforts, academic programs and sustainability initiatives – in addition to plenty of foliage – Western Carolina University has been named again as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Western Carolina University will be moving its on-campus orientation programs scheduled for May and June online instead of the typical in-person format as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force changes in university operations.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Earlier this month the University of North Carolina Board of Governors announced Western Carolina University’s Jennifer Schiff as one of 17 faculty members to receive the 2020 Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Carolyn Callaghan, dean of professional, continuing and distance education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, has been named executive director of educational outreach at Western Carolina University.

In-person events like job fairs may not be prudent or feasible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of the area’s essential employers are eagerly seeking workers to fill vital job roles.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Wendy Williams, a 2005 graduate from Southwestern Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program, is now facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on as the director of Laboratory and Pathology Services for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone.

Kailiann Sadeski of Cullowhee made the President’s List at The College of Coastal Georgia. Students earned their place on the President’s List by their academic performance during the fall 2019 semester.

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
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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
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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
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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…