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Rotary Club 5K Turkey Trot scheduled on campus Thanksgiving morning

Registration is open for the Sylva Rotary Club's 5K that will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, on the WCU campus.  


Honors College Advisory Board maintains a home-style tradition in Highlands

Members of the board have a popular tradition of hosting social occasions with students featuring casual conversation and chicken pot pie as the main course.  

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Candidate for College of Business dean position to visit campus Nov. 15

A finalist for the dean’s position in the College of Business will be coming to campus to participate in interviews and deliver a public presentation.  

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Members of Faculty Senate, Staff Senate set November meetings

Faculty and staff members can keep up with the activities of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate by attending public meetings those two bodies have scheduled in November.  

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Cherokee Studies faculty involved in trails system anniversary event

Three faculty members representing WCU’s Cherokee Studies Program participated in an event held Oct. 29 to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System.  


Meltzer scholarship endowment will benefit hundreds of students from array of disciplines

When former Highlands resident Curtis Meltzer died last year, he left a multimillion dollar estate gift to WCU to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences, increasing his and wife Enid’s overall scholarship endowment to $3.3 million.  


Susan Belcher receives WCU service award; alumni honored during Homecoming

The Chancellor's Brunch and Alumni Awards Ceremony included presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Susan Brummell Belcher, wife of late WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher, and honors for alumni Mary Beth Fallin Hunzaker, Kenny Messer and Elizabeth Ransom.  


Painting by local artist-alumna helps pave the way for new bridge over Cullowhee Creek

The structure, manufactured in Chattanooga, was installed this week with an expected opening date for pedestrian traffic of Thursday, Nov. 15.  


Opportunities to learn about global teaching, learning offered through International Education Week

Activities organized through the Office of International Programs and Services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16.  

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