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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.  


ABC News' John Quiñones to provide keynote as university honors chancellor's list students

The ceremony in the Bardo Arts Center performance hall and a reception that will be held afterward in the center's Star Lobby are free and open to the public.  

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Poet, essayist John Hoppenthaler to present reading on campus

He is a professor of English at East Carolina University and the author of three collections from Carnegie Mellon University Press.   


Mainstage season features ‘Streetcar,’ new adaptation of ‘Hamlet’

Rounding out the schedule is the Controlled Chaos Film Festival, a celebration of the creations of students in WCU’s Film and Television Production Program.  

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