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Student march in unity march.

Why We March

On January 21st, Western Carolina University students gathered in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s Grandroom for opening remarks before they began the annual Unity March around campus. We asked students why they decided to march. Here are their responses.   

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What MLK Jr. Means to Us

We asked students across campus to tell us what Martin Luther King Jr. means to them.  


Martin Luther King Jr. keynote speaker is pioneer in civil rights

Oralene Simons will discuss her involvement in, and vision for, the Rev. King legacy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  


Psychology speaker series continues with talk science and pseudoscience

Scott O. Lilienfeld will be speak on science verses pseudoscience perspective in the Blue Ridge Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.   


School of Music recitals, performances scheduled for campus

Among the many musical events on campus is a weekend flute festival.  

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A Hire Advantage

Working on your college campus probably won’t make you rich, but what if it offered something potentially even more valuable in the long term? Western Carolina University actually offers that – through a program designed to make student employment a more impactful experience  


Fisk Jubilee Singers to perform at Bardo Arts Center

The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.  


Online programs receive national rankings from US News and World Report

More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in WCU online degree programs. The university has been consistently ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, now in the ninth year of collecting data from distance education providers.  


WCU to offer employment law workshop for outdoor business professionals

The session is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the university’s site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  

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