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Graffiti in Apodaca leads to new surveillance cameras

An incident of graffiti was documented in the Apodaca Science Building during the fall 2023 semester. The graffiti consisted of negative anti-feminine comments written on white boards and some of the flat surfaces like the tables and walls in the surrounding area.  WCU campus police chief Steve Lillard says the […]

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“We are still here”: Western Carolina University remains a Cherokee place

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist  November is Native American Heritage Month, but it’s not just a heritage for the Cherokee people of Western North Carolina. It’s a living, vibrant culture.    There are 547 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Native Americans were not automatically afforded U.S. citizenship […]

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Timeline for rollout of new FAFSA announced, WCU to host FAFSA Day – Press Release

CULLOWHEE –  In November, the U.S. Department of Education announced the timeline for rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and provided dates and timelines for schools as to when to expect applicant information.  The new FAFSA rollout comes as a result of the FAFSA Simplification […]

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MyWCU revision planned for spring 2024

MyWCU is the backbone of student life at WCU. It provides a host of services for active students, ranging from registration and advising to scholarships and billing.   Recently, as explained by Chris Baxley, WCU IT lead architect and developer, myWCU will be getting rebuilt.    “The current version of myWCU is […]

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Things heat up at Panda Express

First responders answered a call about a gas leak at Panda Express in the Courtyard dining hall at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.  According to Jeffery Marshall, residential district manager of Aramark, the gas leak occurred when the burners at Panda Express were being replaced. One new burner was not […]

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First Ascent: The perfect transition from home to WCU

First Ascent is a six-day wilderness orientation program offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students one week before their move in at WCU.   Students are given two different options offered through the program: wilderness or adventure. The wilderness option is a five-day backpacking trip with one day of rock climbing […]