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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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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.

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 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Southwestern Community College is offering a workshop to provide local nonprofits with the tools they need to support their services and achieve long-term success.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

William B. “Bill” Dillard saw the need, gained the necessary political support and donated money, resources and material for constructing the first building at Southwestern Community College 55 years ago.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Leaders of Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College met Monday, July 8, to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions of higher education. The agreement guarantees admission to WCU for all A-B Tech graduates who satisfy specific requ…

Sylva’s Lydia See is a recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s inaugural All For NC Fellowship. Foundation trustees awarded four Fellowships of $75,000 each to four young change makers, all between the ages of 21 and 35. See is an artist and educator who will launch the “Engaging Col…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library received over $49,000 as part of $2 million in 2019-20 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants for local North Carolina libraries.

Casey Taylor (left) and Jonathan Painter, both of Sylva, were honored during a May 13 pinning ceremony for SCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Graduates are eligible to take their national certification examinations for practice as certified occupational therapy assistants. They ma…

Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, bestowed on an individual and an organization each year for contributions to or for playing a prominent role in research, preservation and curation of Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jim Costa, professor of biology at Western Carolina University and executive director of WCU’s Highlands Biological Station, has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Scholar at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute.

Laura Lindsay of Webster graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing degree at the commencement service from Berea College in Kentucky.