Engagement News
WCU students plan Day of Service on Saturday
Western Carolina University’s Academic Success Program and representatives of the Walmart Supercenter in Sylva will partner for a Day of Service on Saturday, July 14, to benefit community-based programs. The Day of Service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot and the public is invited. The event will [...]

Babar comes to life for elementary students at WCU performance
Nearly 700 students from local elementary schools filled the seats of Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 15, for a performance aimed at educating and entertaining children. The performance, funded by WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, was organized by Brad Martin, associate professor of music, [...]

Students, faculty develop new inventory system for Dogwood Crafters
With the help of Western Carolina University students and faculty, Dogwood Crafters has a new inventory system in place and will celebrate that achievement, as well as the shop’s new extended hours, at an event Thursday, March 22.

Dillsboro to launch Web app created by students
The town of Dillsboro will unveil a new mobile Web application created by Western Carolina University students at a “launch party” at The Jarrett House on Monday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

Creeks serve as outdoor classrooms
Tuscola High School students participating in a project between their school and Western Carolina University are learning while they get their waders wet in regional creeks. In early 2011, the Pigeon River Fund granted nearly $25,000 for WCU and Tuscola faculty to develop a field-based, hands-on curriculum for high school students centered on water-quality monitoring. [...]

Students teach adaptive fly fishing
On a mid-November afternoon, a small-scale fishing derby was under way at WCU as three boys working with recreational therapy students took turns casting flies for trout.

Marching band holding ALS fundraiser
When the Pride of the Mountains takes the field Saturday at Whitmire Stadium for the last football game of the season, it will be to raise awareness of a disease that hits home at WCU.

Students seeking book donations for Whittier school
The resident assistants and other students who call Reynolds Hall home on the Western Carolina University campus are several hundred books shy of meeting a book-drive goal. The goal is to have 1,000 books by Thursday, Nov. 17, for delivery to children at Smokey Mountain Elementary School in Whittier on Friday, Nov. 18, said Jean [...]

Museum helping grow young artists
WCU’s Fine Art Museum, with funding from the Jackson County Arts Council, is hosting a free children’s arts series during the Jackson County Farmers Market.

WNC Fiber Folk Group looking for new members
Community members with an interest in fiber arts are invited to join the WNC Fiber Folk Group, which meets weekly from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Star Atrium of the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

 

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