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"The Rocks" Ribbon Cutting

On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.  

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Mountain Heritage Center opens ‘Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories’ exhibit Sept. 1

“Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” explores off-reservation boarding schools in a kaleidoscope of voices.   

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New Student Convocation 2022 keynote speaker announced

Jacquelyn D. Hallum has been chosen as keynote speaker for the New Student Convocation.  

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Annual native plant conference returns to campus

WCU will host the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, bringing an international contingent of botanists and gardening enthusiasts to campus, July 20-23.  

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Mountain Heritage Center to present ‘mini’ Mountain Heritage Day-style event

The Mountain Heritage Center will hold a crafts demonstration and music performance on campus Wednesday, July 20.   

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Native plant symposium returns to Highlands Botanical Gardens

The Highlands Botanical Gardens will resume its annual native plant symposium on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at two locations.   

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Mountain Heritage Day announces award-winning music headliners

Becky Buller Band and Mountain Heart will be the headline musical acts for this year’s Mountain Heritage Day.  

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Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will take its talents international

The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland on March 17, 2024.  

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Mountain Collegium Music Workshop, Lee Knight return for annual performance, lecture

A lecture and demonstration by folk singer and storyteller Lee Knight will be presented Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of Coulter Building.  

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