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Previous Campus Themes

Cherokee: Community. Culture. Connections


WCU's 2017-2018 campus theme focused on the heritage and tradition of a proud people permeate the very ground upon which the university is built.


Africa! More than a Continent


WCU's 2015-2017 campus theme introduced the WCU community and the Western North Carolina region to the contextual and lived realities that shape contemporary views of the continent of Africa.

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North Carolina: Our State, Our Time

North Carolina, Our State, Our Time

The 2014-2015 interdisciplinary theme increased campus and community awareness of the historical, social and cultural impacts that have shaped North Carolina into what it is today and what it will become in the future.

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The 1960's: Take It All In.


The 2013-2014 academic year focused on the Decade of the 1960s, building on the historical focus with WCU's 125 year anniversary. It provided a great opportunity for students to learn about their subjects of study from a different time period.

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Citizenship and Civility

Citizenship and Civility

WCU's 2012-2013 campus theme helped students connect their role as university citizens to their learning and experiences as they engage in civil dialogue and creatively express new understandings.


WCU's Poverty Project

Poverty Project

2011-2012: Through a year's worth of engaged teaching, learning, service, and creative and scholarly opportunities centered on poverty, the WCU community developed a better understanding of the root causes and consequences of poverty.

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Sweet 'N' Low: A Journey to Living Well

Sweet N Low

The 2010-2011 interdisciplinary learning event will focus on health and wellness, community outreach, research and creative scholarship, service learning and advocacy.


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