Day: March 2, 2001


Catamounts Shock Conference; Upset Third Seeded Bulldogs

GREENVILLE, SC – Entering Thursday’s first-round of the Southern Conference basketball championships with a mere five regular season wins, and with only three of those coming against conference opponents, things didn’t look very good for the sixth-seeded Western Carolina Catamounts. However, after 40 minutes of basketball which saw the Cats […]


Postseason Honors For Several Catamounts

GREENVILLE, SC – As a part of the Southern Conference basketball championships, postseason honors were announced Thursday with several Western Carolina Catamounts earning accolades. The Lady Catamounts enjoyed their best season since the 1988-89 campaign. Their 13-14 overall mark was the best since ’88 when the team that season equaled […]


Criminal Justice Education Program Receives Recertification

Western Carolina University is the first four-year institution in the state to receive recertification of its postsecondary criminal justice education program by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The certification was announced by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper. Fred Hawley, professor of criminal justice at WCU, […]


WCU Students Produce Award-Winning Audio PSA’s

Public service announcements for the American Red Cross prepared by two Western Carolina University classes recently received top honors at a statewide communications banquet. The first-place award was presented at the North Carolina Red Cross Awards held in Myrtle Beach, SC, in recognition of a series of audio public service […]


Famed attorney Dershowitz defends role of lawyers during talk at WCU

One of the nation’s most high-profile attorneys told a crowd at Western Carolina University Thursday, March 1 that lawyers are the “last bastion” of defense protecting the public and individual civil liberties against the government. Alan Dershowitz spoke before nearly 1,000 people at WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. After meeting […]


Crystal Olson named to USA Today’s College Academic Team

The surprise is not that Western Carolina University student Crystal Olson was named to a USA Today College Academic Team. The surprise is that she can find the time to talk about it. Perhaps it was the WCU junior’s busy schedule of academic and extracurricular activities that impressed the judges […]


Bids come in under budget for WCU’s Regional Laborforce Development Center

Western Carolina University’s planned Regional Laborforce Development Center cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, February 28 when bids for construction came in about $904,000 under the total construction funds available. The 28,000-square-foot high-technology training facility is to be built and equipped with $6 million in federal funds secured over the past […]


timely reporting

Hey, Hooker. You da man! Great job of reporting the Southern Conference victory. Well written and timely. An Admirer