An interdisciplinary team of WCU faculty is working in collaboration with EBCI Natural Resources, Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County High School.
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.
Jamie Vaske, a criminal justice professor, helped create Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court. She will now help lead a study exploring how effective such courts are at helping struggling veterans in the criminal justice system achieve stability.
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.
Bob Roberts recently launched a new endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to future students from the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina who want to study in WCU’s College of Business.
A paid summer internship program pairs students with local nonprofits and community organizations in a partnership that helps each of them succeed and benefits the community at large.
A $5,000 grant will help boost an educator preparation exchange program between WCU and North Carolina A and T State University.
WCU will host the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, bringing an international contingent of botanists and gardening enthusiasts to campus, July 20-23.
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.