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CULLOWHEE - “Our Purple and Gold,” Western's alumni newsletter, has taken on a new life as a 32-page full-color magazine that went into the mail last week. The magazine features nationally known comedian Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show on NBC,” on the front cover and includes a major story about the new Fine and Performing Arts Center's gala opening on Oct. 22 with Leno as headliner.

The magazine also highlights Chancellor John Bardo's decade at Western; covers some of the most recent changes on campus, including new residence halls, road construction, and a new soccer/tennis/track and field complex; and contains several articles about faculty awards, student projects and athletic accomplishments. The publication also features many items of news from alumni in the ever-popular Class Notes section.

“Our Purple and Gold” is experimenting with a magazine format in this edition, said Bill Studenc, managing editor. “We hope to continue with this magazine, with issues coming out about every three months,” Studenc said, “and we welcome feedback from P&G readers. If you miss it in print, you'll find it posted electronically on our university news page and on Western's alumni page.” ( )

To be added to the mailing list for a copy of the magazine in print, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (800) 492-8496.

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