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Todd Creasy to instruct Six Sigma white belt training in Asheville

Participants will earn a white belt and learn how to apply the five-step methodology of Six Sigma.  


Paintings by America Meredith on display at Fine Art Museum

An exhibition reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Fine Art Museum.   

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Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet’ comes to big screen in Sunday Cinema Series

The showing is a pre-recorded screening from the National Theatre in London and will be shown in high definition.   


Spring semester enrollment crests 11,000 for first time; graduate, transfer numbers up

The fall-to-spring retention rate – that is, the rate at which first-time full-time freshmen return to the university for the spring semester – continued to hold steady at better than 91 percent.  


Political commentator Michael Steele to speak at ceremony honoring high-achieving students

The event at the Bardo Arts Center also will include remarks by Alison Morrison-Shetlar, interim chancellor, and Carol Burton, acting provost.  


Asheville offerings include digital marketing, better communication

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a one-day workshop focusing on communication and a six-part Digital Marketing and Public Relations Certificate Program.  

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WCU sees growth in graduate programs

Western Carolina University’s Graduate School saw an 18.2 percent increase in enrollment of new graduate students this spring, largely driven by programs preparing students for career growth in high-demand fields. Overall Graduate School enrollment climbed 3.7 percent.  

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Mountain Heritage Center music series to feature Cullowheezer

The concert and jam session will be held at MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, which is located on the ground floor of Noble Hall on the WCU campus.  


Author, entrepreneur to speak at Free Enterprise Series event

Co-sponsored by the WCU chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, the presentation is free and open to the public.  

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