A new pilot program at Western Carolina University, called Catamount Commitment, will provide new first-year students from North Carolina with varying levels of annual award money based on their high school GPA.
In a Design for Health Initiative, students and professors from five academic disciplines are exploring how the built environment affects quality of life for older adults living in poverty in Jackson County, and ways it can be improved.
It was not the usual academic partnership when physical therapy professor Doug Keskula and speech-language pathology associate professor Leigh Odom traveled from WCU to Canada this summer for a dissection workshop.
Three years after welcoming in its inaugural class, the Doctor of Psychology program received accreditation from the American Psychological Association.
Five nursing students, one faculty member and two alumni assist Great Faith Vision, a national Christian mission group, in operating a pop-up medical clinic, which for the time being will offer free vision care for young and old.
WCU graduate Emily Deem took home first place and a $1,000 cash prize in a Tar Heel Three Minute Thesis event the UNC at Chapel Hill Graduate School hosted online this summer.
Seven music students are traveling to Prague this July, invited by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles to attend its international conference and perform with its Youth Wind Orchestra.
This upcoming fall semester, the College of Business will begin offering its nationally recognized bachelor’s degree in marketing program in an online format.
Two students from WCU are among an elite national group selected to receive up to $25,000 for a year of study abroad and immersion in foreign culture and languages.