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Library hosting program on Kephart's involvement in park creation

The event will feature a discussion with George Ellison and Janet McCue, co-authors of “Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography,” and George Frizzell, former archivist of WCU Special Collections.  


Rooted in the Mountains to examine attitudes about environment

The theme for the Sept. 26-27 event in Blue Ridge Hall is “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology.'  

World Sucide Awareness

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Western Carolina University and Counseling & Psychological Services asks you to take a moment to help fight suicide by sending messages of hope and support to your fellow Catamounts.  


Festival announces main ingredient for ‘Best in the West’ recipe contest

Mountain Heritage Day, celebrating Southern Appalachian music, folk arts, dance and culture, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  


Board of Trustees approves design for long-awaited modernization of steam plant

The new energy production facility is expected to incorporate a portion of the existing structure.  

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Provost's Scholarship Development Award Q and A set for Sept. 13

The award offers funding for research and scholarly development to help faculty and staff become more competitive in the pursuit of external grants.   


WCU dedicates Levern Hamlin Allen Hall in honor of 'quiet pioneer of integration'

Nearly 300 members of the university community came together for a ceremony recognizing the institution’s first African-American student.  

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Longtime art faculty member James Thompson passes away

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of longtime WCU faculty member James Peery Williams Thompson.  


NASA astronaut, 10th man on moon, to open Free Enterprise Series

Charlie Duke will be featured during an event Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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