Month: September 2021

News

New science building brings growth and opportunity

Thanks to the $110 million dollar Connect NB Bond, WCU has been able to drastically expand its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs with the new Apodaca Science Building. Tom Apodaca, the name-sake for the new building, was a WCU graduate in the class of ‘80 and has continued […]

News

Eco C.A.T.S works to keep WCU clean

Have you ever wondered why Western Carolina University is always so clean? Maybe it’s due to trash pickup, or the fact that we have a sustainability club on campus!  Eco C.A.T.S. is a registered student organization on campus that focuses on keeping WCU clean and green.  “We practice raising awareness […]

Sports

WCU football community suffers heartbreaking loss

The WCU football community suffered an emotional loss at the beginning of this season. On Aug. 18, 2021, Western Carolina offensive line coach John Peacock unexpectedly died of COVID-19 complications at home.  Peacock joined Western Carolina’s coaching staff in the spring of 2020 after the hiring of new head coach […]

Arts

Meet the Artist: Avery Lynn

My quarantine project was eating potato chips. Avery Lynn’s? She started a small business: Lavender Lynn Design. “I like to say I have so many hobbies that I do not have any,” Avery Lynn said.  Well, one of her hobbies has turned into a flourishing business, while managing to still […]

News

Local festival encourages environmental preservation

The Greening Up the Mountains festival is well known for bringing together the Western North Carolina community in support of local arts and appreciation for the land we live on. It is more important than ever to recognize the beauty and importance of our portion of North Carolina as the […]