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Dave Dorondo and class share more than an interest in developing Russia-Ukraine crisis

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, is watching the escalating tension between Ukraine and Russia with two perspectives. So are his students.   

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A weeklong celebration of MLK

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address.  

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Haywood Waterways Association presents award to WCU for its many contributions

Haywood Waterways Association has presented its 2021 Pigeon River Award to WCU for making significant contributions in the protection of water and land resources in the neighboring county.  

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

See what our loveable mascot Paws is getting into this year to spread the holiday spirit around Cullowhee!  

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Week of Kindness

Western Carolina University is celebrating a Week of Kindness April 4th – April 8th. Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving back to those around us. And that is priceless.  

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Holidays on the Plaza

Holidays on the Plaza

Starting off the season with the Holidays on the Plaza on the campus of Western Carolina University. We'll be joined by folks from across campus to celebrate all the ways our community celebrates the holidays and ending with our first-ever lighting of the Alumni Tower!  

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Undergrads present research at conference forum

Students Melissa Rogers, Nathan Travis, Emily Ervin, Matthew Tuten, Kylie Conard and Faye Gant presented research projects at the Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum.   

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Two countries, one literature class, brought together by WCU

Looking for study abroad opportunities in the midst of the pandemic, Brian Railsback, a professor of English, decided to try a virtual study abroad course – but unlike other digital efforts, he wanted to “team up” with a literature class from another country.   

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Homecoming 2021 to be ‘Roaring with Pride’

“Roaring with Pride” will be the theme for Homecoming 2021 at Western Carolina University, with a variety of festivities scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Highlights include the homecoming game against Mercer, performances by the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, a series of alumni brunches, tailgating parties, and receptions, plus tours of the new, state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building along with the traditional parade through downtown Sylva.  

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