Professional Growth and Enrichment

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Aqua Fitness


Aqua Fitness

Tuesdays and Thursdays are a lot cooler this summer as we hit the pool for a great workout. You'll enjoy a variety of water aerobics designed to increase your cardiovascular endurance. Registration is on-going June 6th-29th, 2017.

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Dulcimer U Summer Week


Dulcimer U Summer Week

Join us July 23rd-28th, 2017 for this week long summer intensive where you'll experience hands-on instruction in skill building with your dulcimer as well as music theory, techniques, history, and even technological applications. 

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Hammer Dulcimer Weekend


Hammer Dulcimer Weekend

We've assembled some of the best instructors around to teach a skills weekend on this "cousin" to the Mountain Dulcimer. We'll have three different skill levels and a variety of electives in the afternoon.

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The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference


Native Plant Conference

Are you a botanist, a horticulturist, a landscape architect, a garden club member or perhaps just a nature lover? Then join us for the 34th annual Native Plants Conference July 19th-22nd, 2017. You'll learn from informative field trips, lectures, and hands-on workshops. 

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Creativity and Technology Conference


Creativity and Technology Conference

How do you foster creativity in the digital age? This conference will provide general and AIG teachers with unique ways to infuse their curriculum with creativity and incorporate technology to continually challenge and engage their students in the classroom.

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Online Courses


Ed2Go Online Courses

In cooperation with Ed2Go, a national provider of online instruction, these online courses are offered on a monthly basis and cover a wide variety of skills and board interests. 

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Annual Conferences and Summer Programs: 

Dulcimer U


Dulcimer U

Dulcimer U continues its long-standing tradition of giving students the absolute best educational experience available for the mountain dulcimer. Throughout the year we offer classes and workshops to help expand techniques and strengthen the future of this versatile instrument.

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Cullowhee Native Plant Conference


Native Plant Conference

This annual conference seeks to drive interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape of the Western North Carolina area and specific to Cullowhee. Both professionals and knowledge seekers are welcomed!

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Triple Arts Musical Theater Intensive


Intensive Musical Theatre Summer Camp

Triple Arts is a unique musical theater intensive designed to give aspiring performers, at any level, the opportunity to work directly with top industry professionals. The annual workshop builds a strong foundation of confidence and skills while challenging students across the triple arts of the trade: acting, singing, and dancing.

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Recurring Workshops and Classes:

Pharmacy Technician Program


Pharmacy Technician Program

This program prepares you to pursue your certification and enter the field as a Pharmacy Technician. With the constant availability of new drugs, a national shortage of pharmacists, as well as the aging population more and more technicians are being employed to meet our nation's growing health care demands.

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Community Art Workshops


Community Art Days

Discover your creativity and explore the world of fine art. Open to both kids and adults these community classes work closely with the Bardo Art Center, WCU's ARTS and Cultural Events as well as some of the rotating exhibitions. No previous experience or skill is needed!

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Adult Swim Classes


Adult Swim Classes

If you are an adult who has never learned to swim, this is your opportunity to build up your swim skills in a supportive environment with other adults. This six-night class will is by veteran swim instructor Mike Creason who has been teaching swim for over 40 years.

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