Author: Liam Bridgeman


WCU adjunct faculty receive raise, challenges remain

“Imagine that based upon your expertise in your field you have been recruited to teach on the faculty of a prestigious university. Imagine that after nine years’ service you have gained superior evaluations from your department head, excellent evaluations from your students, been awarded grants for study abroad, and are […]

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Drugs in Jackson County: A history of the issue

Originally published by The Sylva Herald  “The investigation led to 15 arrests on charges stemming from illegal guns, drug possession, trafficking and setting up places from which to deal drugs…” (The Sylva Herald Nov. 2022).  “Three men from outside Jackson County were arrested with multiple pounds of drugs and charges […]

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How to: Career fairs

Career fairs can be overwhelming for first-time attendees, but there are steps to take to not only become comfortable, but also gain the most out of the experience. Dr. Theresa Cruz Paul, director of the Center of Career and Professional Development (CCPD), along with her team, organize six different career […]


WCU announces hall of fame inductees Ayers, Johnson & Williamson

Catamount Athletics announced the newest members to be conducted into the Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame. The 34th class of inductees are Gary Ayers, Brenda Johnson Hamilton and Danny Williamson.  The class will be officially introduced into the hall on Nov. 11 at WCU’s Athletics Hall of Fame weekend. […]


Student Affairs Emergency Fund

Enrolled students in need may be able to use the Student Emergency Fund to help with unexpected, unforeseen and urgent expenses, like housing or living expenses. The link to request the fund can be found at, or by finding the Dean of Students’ page.  The fund was created in […]