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University gains $1.25 million federal grant for autism-related training

The award from the U.S. Department of Education will be distributed over five years and involve 60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology programs.   


English Department's Bradshaw appears in film about Appalachian music, migration

“The Mountain Minor” had its first public showing in Cincinnati on Oct. 17 and is set to be screened in Bryson City on Sunday, Nov. 3.  


Faculty engagement leads to award for its work with University Participant Program

The honor was presented to a contingent of WCU representatives at the recent Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference in Denver.  


Bands perform, rather than compete, in Tournament of Champions

WCU’s 19th annual Tournament of Champions high school band competition took place Saturday, Oct. 19 – sort of.  


Nationalism to be addressed during Global Spotlight Series event

The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of an ongoing series of panel discussions on national and international issues.  


Events for Homecoming 2019 to continue through Sunday, Oct. 27

Highlights include a concert by country music star Lee Brice, a parade down Main Street in Sylva, award presentations to exemplary alumni, and a football match-up with Furman.  


Symphonic Band to present concert, premiere commissioned work

Titled “The Earth…Our Only Home,” the concert will include the premiere of “Full Circle,” an original work by composer Ryan George.   


North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Green to read, discuss her works

The first African American to be appointed as the state’s poet laureate, she also is a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.   


International tuba soloist to perform guest artist recital on campus

WCU's Low Brass Festival will present special guest Oystein Baadsvik for a performance Sunday, Oct. 27, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.  

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