Day: August 24, 2009


WCU Students Win Awards at Asheville’s 48 Hour Film Project

A group of Western Carolina University filmmakers and actors won five awards including Best Film and Best Directing at the 2009 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project. This is the third year in a row that WCU students have won five or more awards at the Asheville event. The film project […]


WCU to Offer Specialty Classes this Fall

Western Carolina University will offer the workshop “Learning for Fun: Stained Glass” from 6 to 9 pm on Thursdays, Aug. 27 through Oct. 1, in the south lobby of Cordelia Camp Building. Appropriate for both beginners and advanced students, the course will follow the Tiffany Method of stained glass, which […]


Seven Summertime Auto Myths Debunked

The added heat of summer driving places a strain on your car’s cooling and electrical systems. Batteries don’t live as long in high underhood temps, and the extra heat and pressure places a strain on hoses and belts. High speeds and hot pavement are also tough on tires and brakes. […]


SCC/WCU Establish Articulation Agreements in Entrepreneurship, Construction Management

Students enrolled in entrepreneurship and civil engineering technology programs at Southwestern Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly to complete related bachelor’s degree programs at Western Carolina University in just two years of study under a pair of articulation agreements recently signed by leaders of the two institutions. One […]


Former WCU Graduate Wins Film School Fellowship

Tad Daggerhart, a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina University, has been awarded an Annenberg Graduate Fellowship to continue his studies in the writing program at the University of Southern California Film School The USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Program provides eligible graduate students in three USC schools funding so they may […]


Discover Precious Stones by Visiting Franklin’s Gem Mine

One of the driving forces in the settlement of this country was the pursuit of wealth. Settlers pushed ever deeper into the unknown wilderness, as rumors of gold and other precious minerals reached civilized lands. Today, gem mining in areas like Franklin offers the public a chance to experience the […]


Take a Trip to Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls, a few miles outside of Cashiers, North Carolina, offers the biggest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. The waterfall, at 411 feet tall, taller than Niagara Falls, is comparable to many beautiful waterfalls throughout the world. A ¼ of a mile paved walkway leads you to the upper […]


A Day on the Nantahala River

If you take Highway 74 and drive for twenty five minutes or so, you’ll get to one of the most popular white water rafting/kayaking locations in the country—The Nantahala River. The Nantahala River gets over 250,000 people annually who have fun paddling through its eight mile stretch of class II […]


A Look at Carl Sandburgs Home in Flat Rock

Flat Rock, North Carolina is the home of America’s poet, Carl Sandburg. An ideal spot for literary and nature fanatics, a trip to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina is a chance to sample the peaceful life led by Sandburg himself. Sandburg moved to Flat Rock […]


Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium Inspires Band Students

Recently, a marching arts clinic took place on the campus of Western Carolina University where over a hundred nearby band students were taught, trained, and educated all about music and leadership while participating in WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium event. One might wonder why it is important to […]