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Mountain Heritage Day ushers in fall with music, crafts, competition

The 44th annual Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday (Sept. 29) saw sunny skies and a big crowd for the community-on-campus event at Western Carolina University.  

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Base Camp Cullowhee schedules Outdoor Gear Sale and Swap

Base Camp Cullowhee, WCU’s outdoor programming organization, will hold its sixth annual Outdoor Gear Sale and Swap from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.  


Early voting site returns for midterm election, opens Oct. 17 at Hinds University Center

For the second time, Western Carolina University will host an early voting site, and school officials are hoping students respond the way they did in 2016.  

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Staff Senate will hold monthly meeting Oct. 10 at University Center

A meeting of WCU’s Staff Senate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center  


Leadership Academy’s sixth year kicks off with 14 members of faculty, staff

Western Carolina University’s sixth annual Leadership Academy kicked off Friday, Sept. 21, with a retreat titled “The Landscape of Leadership.”  


Education and Allied Professions receives grant from General Assembly for school leader preparation

Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions is the recipient of a major grant from the North Carolina General Assembly to aid in the preparation of future school leaders and administrators.  


Dorondo to present talk as world wars roundtable meets on campus

WCU associate professor of history will speak on “The U.S. Army and Nuclear Deterrence, 1955-1991: A European Historical Context” as the Carolina Roundtable on the World Wars meets Wednesday, Oct. 17.  


Workshop to focus on cultural competency, diversity for nonprofits

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer a workshop focusing on “Building Cultural Competency and Diversity Within Nonprofits” on Friday, Oct. 19, at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  


Special and Digital Collections helps preserve Canton, Champion history

A recent collaboration of Western Carolina University and the Canton Area Historical Museum preserves aspects of an important era of Haywood County and Western North Carolina, and gives the public an easy access to peek into the past.  

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