Clubbin’ with Mike

For those of you expecting reviews about Cullowhee’s night life, don’t read this! However, if you are interested in gaining information about different clubs and organizations on campus, this column is tailored for you.

Because this is the first column this semester, I’ll begin with a club that is also beginning this semester. For the first time WCU’s campus will have a Political Science Club. This club is non-partisan and is focused on exposing students to community affairs and community service.

On Tuesday, members of the club attended an old style town hall meeting held at the Justice Building in Sylva. At that meeting issues such as economic growth in Jackson County were discussed, as well as ways to preserve the environment.

This semester the club has plans to identify a community project in which to be actively involved; the members are also planning for a two-day to three-day trip to Raleigh to examine how state governments operate.

According to the club’s advisor, Professor Fred Fisher, the Political Science club gives students another way to get involved with the political system. He said, “There are many other ways to get involved without going to the polls and voting.”

Fisher also hopes that this club will help to instill in students a renewed sense of citizenship and participation, especially at the local level, which affects people the most in everyday life.

If you are interested in the Political Science club, their first meeting of the semester will be held on Friday, January 26 at 12 noon in the Chan Carpenter Library on the first floor of the Stillwell building. If you can’t make the meeting and are interested in the club you can contact Fred Fisher at 227-3899 or email him at

This club is open to everyone regardless of your major.

If you don’t think that the Political Science Club is the organization for you, but you are still interested in getting more involved around campus, stay tuned because each week I will highlight other organizations from many different disciplines around campus .

*** If you are a part of a club or organization on campus and would like to be included in this column please contact me at the Western Carolinian office or through our website. I would be delighted to highlight any club.