Special Report: New Registration Times

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Special Report: New Registration Times
Western Carolina has recently changed the way students enroll in classes for
the next semester. Effective Fall 2015, undergraduate students’ registration
time-tickets will be set based on the minimum number of hours required to
complete their degree program rather than the hours a student has earned.
Students with documented disabilities, Honors College students, Military
Service Members, and Student-athletes all receive priority registration, and
should have received an email stating so, along with their upgraded
registration time.
The new registration times can be found here.
Feature Opportunity: Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and Everything in Between
Life From the Bottom of the Glass.
Join Julia Garcia in exploring TRU college life… after class has been dismissed. Through her
fearless ad highly engaging approach, she takes you through an uncomfortable journey
through the reality that comes flooding in like a bad hangover, after the partying, fun and
hook-ups are over.
Please join us November 3rd at 7pm in the UC Theatre
Tool Box
The Writing and Learning Commons and Math Tutoring Center invite you to share these fun facts with your
More than 4,200 students visited the Writing and Learning Commons or Math Tutoring Center for
writing tutoring, course tutoring, math tutoring, and academic skills consultations during the last
academic year
59% of the students who used tutoring services had a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 4.0
If you wish to have a tutor assigned to your course, please complete a tutor recommendation form using this
link and encourage recommended students to submit an employment application here.
Catamounts, We Need You to Volunteer!
In case any students/faculty/staff need an opportunity for service, the Dance Marathon is
looking for volunteers. The Dance Marathon is November 21st, from 10am-10pm and anyone
interested in helping can sign-up for a number of 4-hour shifts.
Saturday, November 21st from 10am - 10pm, Register through OrgSync Here.
Discover, Design, and Develop
Offering WCU students, faculty, and staff access to the latest technology, this space
includes 3D printing for maximizing creativity, assorted software/hardware for
researching, creating, and editing, as well as two specialized scanning stations for
transferring physical content to digital formats. The State Library of North Carolina
awarded a Literacy and Lifelong Learning grant to create this space, with funding made
available from the Library Services Technology Act and administered through the Institute of Museum and
Library Services and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. 3DU.wcu.edu
CEO Reminders---Calendars – Events – Opportunities
Student Life Calendar: For a complete listing of what's going on for students from intramurals, to concerts and
lectures, to organizations, arts and culture, and so much more....
Events Calendar: Information on arts and culture at WCU - plays, concerts, art exhibits, films, and more...
Coulter Faculty Commons Calendar
One Book 2015
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
A New York Times Bestseller by: Wes Moore
Led by Dr. Windy Gordon this year’s Final panel will challenged students to reimagine
the way they experience and conjure Grit and Persistence. Visit the Events page to
learn more about previous conversations, as well as more information on The
Other Wes Moore! Or visit Onebook.wcu.edu for more details.
One Book Event Panel Discussion: Grit and Persistence
UC Multipurpose Room, Nov. 17th 12:30-1:30 pm – Windy Gordon
For the 2015-16 Campus Theme - Africa: More than a Continent – leaders from across WCU have formed a
collaboration with the non-profit, Samaritan’s Feet. To learn more, contact Lane Perry.
For Faculty and Staff:
Collaboration Series: Chancellor Belcher and the Staff and Faculty Senates invite every member of our staff and
faculty to consider the challenges and weigh in on the solutions through a series of conversations on these
- Enhance Campus Diversity,
- Support Scholarships (The Comprehensive Campaign),
- Invest in our People, and
- Improve the Total Experience
The goal of this series is to work together on the development of a path forward in each of these areas.
Improve the Total Experience – November 16 Conference Room D 4-6 pm
Support Scholarships – November 17-19 Conference Room A 4-5:30 pm
For Students:
Scholar Cat is now open for Scholarship applications!
Western Carolina’s online scholarship ScholarCat is now open for student to enroll in. This online
application can be accessed through Mycat, and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships, offered by
WCU alumni, faulty, and departments all at once.
Students should go to their Mycat  Personal Services  Financial Aid  Apply for Scholarships
Finish in Four Please visit the “Finish In Four” website -- designed to introduce
students to Fostering Undergraduate Student Success and increase four-year
graduation rates and to help you familiarize yourself with the new policies.
Resource File
Blackboard --- reference and participate in the Transition Pathways Course site....
Education Briefcase – resources and information for students and for faculty……….
CFC on the Web --- help with teaching, technology, and more--- helping you do what you do better!
OrgSync --- the place for student clubs and organizations and other co-curricular opportunities.
First-Year Seminar: Liberal Studies – resource guide for faculty teaching the first-year seminar …
Transition Pathways: An instructor resource - resource guide for FYE transition course instructors …
FYE on the Web --- many resources and network links to help you along the way …..
The next regular publication will be January 1, 2016 --- please let me know if you want to share
updates about programs, events, or other opportunities for teaching and learning in FYE!
Glenda Hensley, FYE Director