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Western Carolina University

Motto: Facultas Vestri Mentis (latin)
Motto in English: Power Your Mind
Established: 1889
Type: Public University
Chancellor: John W. Bardo
Provost: Kyle R. Carter
Faculty: 457 full-time
Undergraduates: 9,055
Postgraduates: 1,945
Location: Cullowhee, NC, USA
Campus: Rural/Valley
589 acres
Athletics: NCAA Division I
14 varsity teams
Colors: Purple and Gold           
Nickname: Catamounts
Mascot: Paws the Catamount
Affiliations: University of North Carolina (School System)
SoCon (Athletic)
Website: www.wcu.edu

Western Carolina University is a coeducational public university located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The university is named Western Carolina University by statue, but commonly referred to as Western Carolina, WCU, or simply as Western. WCU is one of the sixteen public universities that make up the University of North Carolina System. The university serves over 12,000 students each year through credit and noncredit instructional courses, continuing education offerings, workshop, conference and service programs. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links WCU_Seal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Cullowhee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Purple is any of a group of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The University of North Carolina is a seventeen campus system which includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high school. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Cullowhee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... University of North Carolina Seal The University of North Carolina System is a sixteen university system which comprises all public 4-year colleges and/or universities in North Carolina and consists of 16 separate campuses across the state. ...

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History

Robert Lee Madison (1867–1954). WCU's founder, served as first president Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School, from 1889-1912 and 1920-1923
Robert Lee Madison (1867–1954). WCU's founder, served as first president Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School, from 1889-1912 and 1920-1923

Western Carolina University was founded in August 1889[1] as a semi-public secondary school and chartered as Cullowhee High School in 1891. The founder, Professor Robert Lee Madison, wanted to provide an education for the young people in the region and train teachers to spread education throughout the western part of the state. In 1893 the Legislature designated the school as the first publicly funded normal school.[2] A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ...


Over the next 40 years, the school expanded its curriculum and evolved into a junior college, and in 1929 it was chartered by the legislature as a four-year institution under the name Western Carolina Teachers College. Called "the Cullowhee experiment"[3] Madison’s idea became the model for the other regional colleges in the state.


The demand for the liberal arts and programs in other areas of learning led to an expansion of the school's offerings. Postgraduate studies and the Master of Arts in Education degree were added to the curriculum in 1951 after several decades of rapid growth and sweeping changes. In 1953, the name Western Carolina College was adopted. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


In 1967 the institution was designated a regional university by the North Carolina General Assembly and Western Carolina University was given its current title. On July 1, 1972, WCU became a member of the University of North Carolina System. The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University of North Carolina Seal The University of North Carolina System is a sixteen university system which comprises all public 4-year colleges and/or universities in North Carolina and consists of 16 separate campuses across the state. ...


As member of the University of North Carolina System, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 11,000 students from 46 states and 39 countries. The university’s mission is focused on quality education and preparation for responsible citizenship in a changing world. Since its founding, WCU has grown in size to become a major cultural, scientific, and educational force in the region and the state—and still growing.


Precis of the University's History

Names and Levels
1889 Semi-private school
1891 Cullowhee High School
1893 First state appropriation; Normal Department established; First graduating class
1905 Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School
1912 Junior College rank established; Secondary school discontinued
1913 First college-level (one-year) degree awarded
1925 Cullowhee State Normal School
1929 Western Carolina Teachers College; Senior College rank established
1931 First Baccalaureate degree awarded
1951 Graduate degree established
1952 First Master's degree awarded
1953 Western Carolina College
1967 Western Carolina University
1972 A constituent institution of the University of North Carolina


Administration

The university is led by Chancellor John W. Bardo the chief administrative officer, along with Provost Kyle Carter and several advisory groups. The institution operates under the guidance and policies of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University.


As part of the University of North Carolina's 16-campus system, Western also falls under the administration of UNC President Erskine B. Bowles, and the Board of Governors advised by UNC Faculty Assembly.

Presidents

  • 1889-1912 Robert Lee Madison
  • 1912-1920 Alonzo Carlton Reynolds
  • 1920-1923 Robert Lee Madison
  • 1923-1947 Hiram Tyram Hunter
  • 1947-1949 William Ernest Bird
  • 1949-1956 Paul Apperson Reid
  • 1956-1957 William Ernest Bird
  • 1957-1968 Paul Apperson Reid
  • 1968-1972 Alexander Simpson Pow
  • 1972-1972 Frank Hamilton Brown, Jr. (Acting)

Chancellors

  • 1972-1973 Jack Kenneth Carlton
  • 1973-1973 William Hugh McEniry (Acting)
  • 1974-1974 Frank Hamilton Brown, Jr. (Acting)
  • 1974-1984 H. F. Robinson
  • 1984-1994 Myron L. Coulter
  • 1994-1995 John H. Wakeley (Interim)
  • 1995- John W. Bardo

Provost

  • 2004-Present Kyle R. Carter

Academics

A comprehensive university (Masters/L), Western Carolina offers degree programs at the bachelor, masters, intermediate, and doctoral (in education) levels. The university's academic structure is composed of five undergraduate colleges and the Kimmel School:
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College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education and Allied Professions
College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology.


In addition to the undergraduate colleges, Western Carolina University offers a residental Honors College and Graduate School.


Adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains, WCU has a commitment to the rich traditions of the Appalachian and Cherokee cultures with the main campus located on the site of an ancient Cherokee Indian village. Western Carolina's Mountain Heritage Center, Cherokee Center, Craft Revival Project, Cherokee Studies Program and WCU's partnership with the Cherokee Presevation Fund to Preserve the Cherokee Language reflect that influence — at the same time providing irreplaceable educational resources for the region.
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A rigorous academic program, led by a faculty of about 457 full time faculty members, provides a student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 for the student body. Western Carolina's distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts,[4] [5] [6] [7] and winners of Emmy,[8] O. Henry,[9] and National Endowment for the Arts[10] awards. Academic programs span more than 120 specialties,[11] for undergraduates in addition to over 30 graduate-level programs of study,[12] including the nation’s highest-ranked entrepreneurship[13] and project management programs, national awards-winning teacher education program,[14] a criminal justice program used as a model for North Carolina’s accreditation program,[15] and the nation’s first accredited four-year emergency medical care program.[16] The Forensic Anthropology Program operates one of only two Body Farms[17] in the United States. // For the Patricia Cornwell novel, see The Body Farm (novel). ...


Western's emphasis on involving undergraduate students in research is drawing national attention. The university has ranked in the nation's top 10[18] for three years in a row in the number of papers presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the undergraduate students from Cullowhee continue to lead the entire University of North Carolina system with their participation. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) was established in 1987 to promote undergraduate research in universities through out the United States. ...


Western Carolina's nationally renowned Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines(PSDS) takes a worldwide view of modern coastal processes and geologic hazards, examines scientific basis for managing developed shorelines and actions that promote long term sustainability of U.S. coastal ecosysems. A fundamental role of PSDS is to serve as a technical and policy resource on a variety of beach, coastal and estuarine management issues. The PSDS fields inquiries from the media, government officials, environmental groups and property owners and provide information, data and strategic advice to local, state and federal government agencies; the scientific community; nonprofit organizations; concerned citizens; and other concerned stakeholders. The PSDS has provided expert assistance to over 100 organizations and agencies,[19] including the National Park Service, NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Surfrider Foundation, National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense. As a result of its national reputation, effective outreach efforts and extensive media network, PSDS has been featured over 300 national media outlets, including The Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, NBC Nightly News, 20/20, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, USA Today, Orlando Sentinel, the Miami Herald and the New York Times.[20] The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The USFWS logo The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is a unit of the United States Department of the Interior that is dedicated to managing and preserving wildlife. ... The Surfrider Foundation Logo The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501(3)(c) non-profit environmental organization working to preserve oceans, waves, and beaches. ... The National Wildlife Federation is the largest American conservation organization, with over 5 million members and supporters in 47 state-affiliated organizations; its annual budget is over $125 million as of 2006. ... Environmental Defense (formerly known as the Environmental Defense Fund or EDF), is a US-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. ... For the Australian Weather Channel with the same name, see The Weather Channel, Australia The Weather Channel (TWC) is a cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather and weather-related news 24 hours a day. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... This article is about the television show. ... NPR redirects here. ... ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


In 2006, the College of Education and Allied Professions was the national winner of the Association of Teacher Educators' Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.[21] The College is also the 2007 co-winner of the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award[22] presented by the American Associatin of State Colleges and Universities. The Christa McAuliffe Award nationally recognizes outstanding programs in teacher education at AASCU member institutions.


The residential Honors College, a community of high-achieving students, was first of its kind in North Carolina.[23] Accepted students are invited to live in one of two honors residences on campus. The Honors College provides an intellectually inviting atmosphere that offers greater academic challenge and enrichment for outstanding students. The college began with 77 students and has grown to approximately 1,400. For entering freshman, the Honor's College average weighted GPA is over 4.00.


In the spring of 2000, WCU was officially designated a National Merit[24] sponsoring university, just the fourth institution of higher education in North Carolina, public or private, to receive that distinction. The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ...


Majors

Accounting B.S.B.A. Certified public accountant, financial officer, account executive, purchasing agent.
Anthropology B.A., B.S. Historian, archaeologist, researcher, archivist, museum curator.
Art B.A., B.F.A. Graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, sculptor, ceramicist, art historian, museum employee.
Art Education B.S.Ed. Art teacher (grades K-12).
Athletic Training B.S. Athletic trainer, physical therapist (with Master's degree).
Biology B.S. Ecologist, wildlife conservationist, agriculturist, lab technician; pre-med.
Birth-Kindergarten B.S. Daycare personnel, kindergarten teacher.
Business Administration and Law B.S.B.A. Bank examiner, credit manager, detective, tax agent, security adviser; pre-law.
Chemistry B.A., B.S. Metallurgist, forensic expert, chemical engineer, quality control supervisor, chemist.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S. Clinical laboratory scientist in hospitals, industry, research, and private labs.
Communication B.S. Writer, broadcaster, specialist in print media, public relations, or electronic news media.
Communication Science and Disorders B.S.Ed. Speech-language pathologist (private practice, healthcare, daycare centers, or schools).
Computer Information Systems B.S.B.A. Information systems manager, database administrator, systems analyst, support staff.
Computer Science B.S. Systems analyst, network administrator, applications and systems developer.
Construction Management B.S. Assistant project manager, superintendent, scheduler, cost engineer, field engineer, office engineer, estimator, and project engineer.
Criminal Justice B.S. Forensic scientist, investigative officer, patrolman, game warden, bailiff, probation officer; pre-law.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology B.S. Systems analyst, automation engineer, hardware design engineer], electrical engineer, electrical integrator, software engineer, process engineer, product engineer, satellite systems engineer, technical support, test engineer, engineer, engineering specialist, maintenance engineer.
Electrical Engineering B.S. Electrical engineer.
Elementary Education B.S.Ed. Teacher (grades K-6).
Emergency Management B.S. Homeland Security, FEMA, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Dept. Justice; State, County & Local Gvt.; Not-for-Profit; Private/Commercial/Business sector
Emergency Medical Care B.S. Paramedic, EMS supervisor, regulator, training officer, community college instructor.
Engineering Technology B.S. 3D computer-aided design and animation, engineering technologist, applications engineer, product development and testing engineer, engineering sales and distribution, technical manager, safety engineer, technical illustrator, technical writer, project engineer, automation engineer.
English B.A. Public relations specialist, advertising copywriter, educator, newspaper reporter; pre-law.
English Education B.S.Ed. English teacher (grades 9-12).
Entrepreneurship B.S. Venture capitalist, individual business owner, entrepreneur.
Environmental Health B.S. Environmental toxicologist, industrial hygienist, health safety, quality assurance specialist.
Environmental Science B.S. Could lead to positions in environmental ecology, conservation, environmental chemistry, environmental biology or fisheries science.
Finance B.S.B.A. Controller, financial planner, real estate broker, banker, credit and loan officer.
Geology B.S., B.S.Ed. Environmental geologist/scientist, hydrogeologist, petroleum geologist, science teacher, structural geologist, water quality/restoration specialist.
German B.A. International business executive, civil and foreign service employee, advertising agent, interpreter.
German Education B.S.Ed. German language teacher (grades K-12).
Health Information Administration B.S. Manager or director, insurance company manager, health data analyst.
History B.A., B.S. ]]Educator]], museum curator, archivist, historian, or government employee; pre-law.
Hospitality and Tourism B.S. Hotel, lodging, or food service manager; restaurant operator; vendor or supplier.
Humanities B.A. An excellent foundational program, the Humanities degree leads to a number of careers--especially those that are language-related--and also provides academic preparation for various graduate programs.
Interior Design B.S. ]]Color theorist]], display designer, interior designer, residential architect.
International Business B.S. International banker, stockbroker, import and export broker, business forecaster.
Management B.S.B.A. Human resource manager, labor relations director, manager.
Marketing B.S.B.A. Account executive, buyer, communications officer, promotion director, analyst, wholesaler.
Mathematics B.S. Statistician, cryptographer, demographer, risk manager, operations research analyst.
Mathematics Education B.S.Ed. Mathematics teacher (grades 9-12).
Middle Grades Education B.S.Ed. Teacher (grades 6-9).
Music B.A. Music industry (retail, customer service, etc.).
Music B.M. Performer, arranger, private lesson teacher, accompanist, recording engineer.
Music Education B.S.Ed. Music teacher (grades K-12), conductor, director.
Natural Resources Management B.S. Hydrologist, conservationist, land use planner, water and forest resources manager.
Nursing B.S.N. Nurse in hospitals, medical centers, home health, community health agencies, nursing homes.
Nutrition and Dietetics B.S. Dietician/nutritionist in a hospital, health department, wellness program, government agency.
Parks and Recreation Management B.S. Recreation specialist, outdoor planner, park manager, park technician, recreation director.
Philosophy and Religion B.A. Business manager, technical writer, government employee; pre-law.
Physical Education B.S.Ed. Physical education teacher and/or coach in schools, camps, YMCAs, and businesses.
Political Science B.A., B.S. Government executive, congressional staff member, budget director; pre-law.
Psychology B.S. Personnel officer, employment counselor, marketing researcher, daycare supervisor.
Recreational Therapy B.S. Therapeutic worker with the aged, impaired, or disadvantaged in healthcare settings.
Science Education (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) B.S.Ed. Science teacher (9-12).
Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Teacher (9-12).
Social Sciences B.A., B.S. Library science worker, minister; pre-law.
Social Sciences Education B.S.Ed. Social Sciences teacher (grades 9-12).
Social Work B.S. Social worker in mental or public health, social services, juvenile court.
Sociology B.A., B.S. Probation or parole officer,counselor, sociologist, business manager, social worker.
Spanish B.A. International executive, civil and foreign service employee, translator, interpreter.
Spanish Education B.S.Ed. Spanish language teacher (grades K-12).
Special Education (General) B.S.Ed. Special Education teacher (grades K-12) working with children with learning disabilities or mental retardation.
Special Studies B.A., B.S. Individually designed major leading to various career choices.
Speech and Theatre Arts B.A. Actor, director, designer, technician for stage, television, theme parks, public speaker.
Sport Management B.S. Marketing executive, fitness club manager, ticket manager, athletic trainer, recreation specialist.
Telecommunications Engineering Technology B.S. Applications developer, consultant, customer service representative, LAN administrator, network administrator, network analyst, operations analyst, systems analyst, technical trainer.
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Campus

Map of NC highlighting Jackson County
Map of NC highlighting Jackson County
A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountain, Western North Carolina
A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountain, Western North Carolina

Western Carolina is located in Jackson County, in the unincorporated village of Cullowhee, North Carolina. The university operates satellite campuses in both Asheville[25] and Cherokee.[26] The main campus is located in a picturesque valley of the Tuckasegee River between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains 52 miles (84 km) west of Asheville, NC. The university lies close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation officially known as the Qualla Boundary and and some of the nation's most beautiful national forest lands. At an elevation of 2,100 feet, the campus enjoys the best of all four seasons but is shielded from most extreme temperatures by surrounding peaks. Image File history File links RainySmokies. ... Image File history File links RainySmokies. ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Cullowhee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Not to be confused with Ashville. ... Cherokee is a town in Swain County, North Carolina. ... The Tuckaseegee River flows in western North Carolina, USA. It begins its course in Jackson County, at the confluence of Panthertown and Greenland Creeks. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ... Blue Ridge Parkway route map The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. ... The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are a federally recognized Native American band in the United States of America. ... The Qualla Boundary is essentially the reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ...

Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC
Cherokee Indian Reservation
Cherokee Indian Reservation

In fall 2000, the university launched into a building boom of a magnitude never before seen on campus. $130 million in new and renovated buildings and roads have redrawn the campus map as the university prepares for projected enrollment growth in the decade ahead. The Millennial Initiative which doubles the size of the campus, is a knowledge enterprise zone where university faculty and students, private industry, and government partners will conduct research and development into scientific and technological innovations that have commercial applications. Downtown Asheville, North Carolina seen from Town Mountain Road, looking west. ... Downtown Asheville, North Carolina seen from Town Mountain Road, looking west. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2080x1544, 1182 KB) Cherokee Indian Reservation Sign, Cherokee, NC (by Terrill White) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2080x1544, 1182 KB) Cherokee Indian Reservation Sign, Cherokee, NC (by Terrill White) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


The campus hub is the Hinds University Center, also known as the "UC". Inside the UC is a food court, post office, movie theater, store, video and commuter lounges, Illusions Club, student organization HQs, meeting rooms and office space. For the adventure seeker, Base Camp Cullowhee offers outdoor programs every semester and boasts an extensive inventory of rental gear for those who want to explore the great outdoors, and Western's beautiful mountain surroundings. Right outside the U.C., the quad is a favorite hangout for catching a few rays, throwing Frisbee, or chatting with friends. In 1989, on WCU's 100th birthday, alumni funded the Alumni Tower as a symbol of the impression the university made on them. View Live Web Cam: http://cowee.wcu.edu/uccam/index.html

Power 90dot5 FM Radio

The Fine and Performing Arts Center is an exciting new cultural arts and art education destination for Western North Carolina and the surrounding region. The center combines state-of-the-art educational opportunities for students and instructors with a fresh and inspiring venue for world-class performers and artists. Inside the Center for Applied Technology is a network-quality production/post production facility. "To match what's in this building," says Don Connelly, director of electronic media, "you'll have to go to New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, or Nashville". WWCU, the campus radio station, is the only fully licensed FM radio station in Jackson County, North Carolina. WWCU FM (Power 90. ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Other new facilities recently completed at Western are three new residence halls that offer modern conveniences and comfort for students and in April 2008 Western broke ground on two additional residence halls; the Center for Applied Technology also houses new engineering laboratories; an expanded student life center; new and improved athletics facilities that support Western’s intercollegiate sports programs; and a new One Stop Student Support Center that provides a quick and convenient way for students to receive help and conduct business involving financial aid, registration, cashiers services and many other administrative services. Construction on a new Student Recreation Center is currently under way. Check out the progress live on the Webcam at: http://admfin.wcu.edu/fawebcam/index.htm


Construction will shortly begin on a new $46.2 million health and gerontological sciences building.[27] The 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m²) facility will house WCU’s educational and outreach programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. This facility is the first construction project on the Millennial Initiative property. This new College of Health and Human Sciences facility will become the cornerstone for a “neighborhood of interest” focusing on retirement, aging and health, allowing students and faculty to work with private business and industry. The four-story facility will become home to the School of Nursing and to programs in social work, physical therapy, athletic training, clinical laboratory sciences, environmental health, health information administration, nutrition and dietetics, emergency medical care, recreational therapy, and communication sciences and disorders. The Millennial Initiative provides a location for private health care provider facilities, specialty housing related to older populations, and companies that supply products or services related to health and aging.


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Greek Life

WCU is home to a wide range of Greek fraternities and sororities, as well as several councils and societies. The Greek community offers many social opportunities to enrich college life. Greeks get personal guidance in planning their curriculum and choosing classes and instructors, and assistance with registration and financial aid. Chapter study sessions, educational programs, tutoring, and study partners and teams offer support for developing and maintaining study skills. Greeks are recognized for their academic successes through Greek scholarship and awards programs and honor societies such as the Order of Omega. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Study skills are strategies and methods of purposeful learning, usually centered around reading and writing. ...

Sororities

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Greek Councils & Societies
Interfraternity Council
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega is an honors society recognizing particularly meritorious men and women in the undergraduate Greek system. ...

Fraternities

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Fraternities

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Athletics

Western Carolina University Athletic Logo
Southern Conference‎
Southern Conference‎

Western Carolina University participates in NCAA Division I and since 1976, a member of the Southern Conference. The university's mascot is the Catamount, one of only two universities in the United States with this mascot (the other is the University of Vermont). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:SouthernConference 100. ... Image:SouthernConference 100. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Binomial name Felis concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Felis concolor) is a type of big cat found in North, Central and South America. ... UVM redirects here. ...

Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center
Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center

Intercollegiate athletics at Western include men's football, men and women's basketball, baseball, softball, women's soccer, men and women's golf, men and women's track and field, cross country running, women's volleyball and tennis. Catamount football is a member of Division I, Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) and calls E.J. Whitmire Stadium home. The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center is home to men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball. The Ramsey Center, is the largest arena in Western North Carolina. Baseball is played on the Childress Field at Hennon Stadium, softball is played at the Catamount Softball Complex and the Catamount Athletic Complex is home to women's soccer, tennis, and Track and Field. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center is a 7,826-seat multi-purpose arena in Cullowhee, North Carolina and is home to the Western Carolina University Catamount basketball and volleyball teams. ...


Western Carolina and Appalachian State have a strong rivalry in football where they Battle for the Old Mountain Jug on an annual basis. The Catamount football team was runners-up in the Division I-AA National Title Game in 1983. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are the athletic teams of Appalachian State University. ... The Battle for the Old Mountain Jug is a football game played annually between Appalachian State and Western Carolina. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


School Songs

Fight Song

Fight on! You Catamounts,
Fight for purple and gold.
Fight on to victory,
True warriors bold.
Wave the royal banner high,
And let it fill the Western sky.
So, fight on! you Catamounts,
Fight to vic-to-ry!


Western, Western, Go-Western! Go--Cats!


Fight on! You Catamounts,
Fight for purple and gold.
Fight on to victory,
True warriors bold.
Wave the royal banner high,
And let it fill the Western sky.
So, fight on! you Catamounts,
Fight to vic-to-ry!


Audio Link


Adopted in 1981, Western Carolina's fight song was composed by members of the University faculty.


Western Carolina Alma Mater

Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Faithful, kind, and true;
Every son and every daughter
Offers praise to you.


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Hail to the dearest spot of all;
Hail to WCU!
Light and life and fond devotion
All to thee are due.


- Chorus -


Purple robes and colors golden,
Streaming everywhere,
Swell our hearts with pride for olden
Days and friendships dear.


- Chorus -


Under shade trees' friendly bowers,
Voices, ever gay,
Mingles with breath of flowers
And the song birds' lay.


- Chorus -


Shout aloud with one loud chorus,
Voices clear and true,
Lifted high in praise and honor,
All for WCU!


- Chorus -


Audio Link


Marching Band

Under the School of Music and over 300 members strong, the Pride of the Mountains Catamount Marching Band is one of the most innovative and largest marching bands in the country. WCU hosts an annual Tournament of Champions for high school bands every Fall. The band is directed by Mr. Bob Buckner and Mr. Matt Henley.


The marching band played a role in My Fellow Americans, a 1996 movie starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents of the United States caught in a financial scandal and cover-up by their successors. The comedy-drama also starred Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Jeff Yagher, and Esther Rolle. My Fellow Americans was a 1996 movie starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian/American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and musician. ... Betty Joan Perske (born on September 16, 1924), better known as Lauren Bacall, is a Golden Globe– and Tony Award–winning, as well as Academy Award–nominated, American film and stage actress. ... John Heard John Heard (born March 7, 1945 in Washington, DC, USA) is an American actor. ... Allen Wilford Brimley (born September 27, 1934) is an American actor. ... Jeff Yagher is an American actor (b. ... Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920–November 17, 1998) was an American actress. ...


Most of the principal filming for the movie was done in the mountains of western North Carolina including scenes: along the Rocky Broad River where it flows into Lake Lure in Rutherford County, Dillsboro, along the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad; Waynesville, where a giant clown sign crashes through their windshield as they try to flee; and in Asheville, at the Biltmore Estate, where many scenes set at different locations were filmed. [28] Lake Lure is a town located in Rutherford County, North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Dillsboro is a unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a heritage railway with depots and attractions in Dillsboro, NC and Bryson City, North Carolina. ... Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Haywood County Incorporated 1871 Mayor Henry Foy Area    - City 20. ... Not to be confused with Ashville. ... Biltmore House is a French Renaissance-inspired chateau near Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in September between 1888 and 1895. ...


In Asheville, the downtown area stands in for an unnamed town in West Virginia. There, the Western Carolina Marching Band portrays the "Marching Dorothys" (from the Wizard of Oz), at a gay pride parade. Lemmon and Garner meet one of the "Dorothys" in the band (Yagher), who unknown to them, is also a gay United States Secret Service agent. Later in the plot, while on sniper duty at the White House, he recognizes them and makes a crucial decision which saves their lives. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... USSS redirects here. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Mountain Heritage Center

The Mountain Heritage Center celebrates the cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region. The museum was founded in 1979,[29] and located in the H. F. Robinson Administration Building. The Center is committed to public history, especially to interpreting current academic studies of Appalachia to the public. Its programming highlights traditional music and crafts along with the history and natural history of Appalachia. The Smithsonian Institution and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress have adopted some of its programming. The center studies, documents, and interprets the history and culture of Southern Appalachia. The museum collects artifacts, builds exhibitions, documents and presents traditional craft demonstrations, musical performances, produces books and musical recordings. The museum's collection of over 10,000 artifacts is rich in agricultural implements, woodworking tools, and transportation equipment. Major research exhibits have examined the Scotch-Irish, various handicraft traditions, and mountain trout. Click on the Digital Heritage Network for lectures recorded at the Mountain Heritage Center. The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created by Congress in 1976 to preserve and present American Folklife. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ...


Mountain Heritage Day

Held each year on Western's campus, Mountain Heritage Day is a showcase for authentic Southern Appalachian folk arts combined with an old-fashioned mountain fair. The festival attracts more than 25,000 visitors annually, and is rated as one of the top 200 craft events in the United States. Western Carolina's Mountain Heritage Center provides demonstrations and exhibitions of traditional mountain crafts and skill such as basket making, weaving, quilting, and woodcarving. The Mountain Heritage Center's objective for the Mountain Heritage Day is the linking of generations and helping maintain authentic folk arts of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Vititors to the Mountain Heritage Day can expect music and dance (clogging, fiddle and banjo music, and shape-note singing) as well as crafts, food and fun. Western's 34th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be held on September 27, 2008 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and admission is free.


Notable Alumni

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External links

  • University of North Carolina-Association of Student Governments

Campus Links

  • Western Carolina University's main website
  • Student Government Association
  • Hunter Library
  • Catamount Athletics Website
  • Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center (Arena)
  • The Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University
  • The Mountain Heritage Center
  • Power 90.5 - WCU's student run radio station
  • Undergraduate Admissions Website
  • The Western Carolinian (University Newspaper)
  • WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Maps and Aerial Photos

  • Campus Map
  • Driving Directions
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Western Carolina University intercollegiate athletics include men's football, men and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's softball, women's soccer, golf, track and field, cross country running, women's volleyball, and tennis among others.
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