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Air quality monitors placed on Cullowhee campus, Highlands Biological Station

The Clean Air Carolina advocacy group recently provided air quality monitors at two Western Carolina University locations for both research and providing real-time data to the public.  

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Garcia-Castanon provides narrative texts for musical, publishes short story

The musical“Carretera de Avilés(Road to Avilés)”had its world premiere Aug. 22 in Asturias, Spain. All the narrative texts of the musical were written by Santiago García-Castañón, WCU professor of Spanish.  

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Kossick presents lectures at conference in the Netherlands

Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and director of graduate programs at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, presented six lectures at an international conference held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 21-22 and 24-25.     

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Reitz provides two entries for ‘The Classical Music Book’

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, contributed two entries to “The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained,” the 19th volume in the highly successful “Big Ideas Series.”  


Honorary doctorate recipient, longtime benefactor Robert Failing dies at age 89

Dr. Robert M. “Bob” Failing, an alumnus and longtime benefactor of WCU who received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 2007, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at the age of 89.  

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CareZone, program for understanding mental illness, to be offered

CareZone, a free program that provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life, will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Cardinal Room at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.  

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Staff Senate to hold monthly meeting Sept. 12 at University Center

A meeting of WCU's Staff Senate is scheduled for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center.  


High Impact Leadership Program to be offered at Biltmore Park site

Kevin A. Trapani, co-founder and CEO of The Redwoods Group and chair of NCWorks, will serve as keynote speaker for a High Impact Leadership Program offered by WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment.  


Fall edition of university magazine available for pickup at library, HFR

Copies of the fall 2018 edition of Western Carolina University Magazine are now available for faculty and staff pickup at two locations on campus – Hunter Library and H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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