Students and faculty recently returned from three trips to Japan that gave them the opportunity to experience the culture, education, business and tech ventures of the country as part of several travel courses.
Olivia Ramos, a Charlotte native who studied entertainment design and technology at WCU, knew she wanted to do something involving the arts, but her small high school did not offer a theater arts program.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Joel D. Welch, president of Western Piedmont Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Western Piedmont graduates who satisfy certain requirements.
Lanasia Pleasants was chosen as the 2023 recipient of the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship and is only the third WCU student to receive the award.
Brandon Schwab has been appointed as the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.
Rachel Faulkenberry is a senior in the College of Education and Allied Professions double majoring in psychology and art.
For Jim Costa, biology professor since 1996 and director of Western Carolina University’s Highlands Biological Station for the past 17 years, the study of evolution has always been one of his main interests and areas of research.
Western Carolina University held three spring commencement ceremonies May 12-13 at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Forest bathing has been shown to decrease blood pressure, be beneficial to a person’s parasympathetic nervous system and protection from infections. It is also known to help combat anxiety, depression and lower stress.