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WCU dedicates Levern Hamlin Allen Hall in honor of 'quiet pioneer of integration'

Nearly 300 members of the university community came together for a ceremony recognizing the institution’s first African-American student.  

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Longtime art faculty member James Thompson passes away

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of longtime WCU faculty member James Peery Williams Thompson.  


NASA astronaut, 10th man on moon, to open Free Enterprise Series

Charlie Duke will be featured during an event Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  


ABC News' John Quiñones to provide keynote as university honors chancellor's list students

The ceremony in the Bardo Arts Center performance hall and a reception that will be held afterward in the center's Star Lobby are free and open to the public.  

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Poet, essayist John Hoppenthaler to present reading on campus

He is a professor of English at East Carolina University and the author of three collections from Carnegie Mellon University Press.   


Mainstage season features ‘Streetcar,’ new adaptation of ‘Hamlet’

Rounding out the schedule is the Controlled Chaos Film Festival, a celebration of the creations of students in WCU’s Film and Television Production Program.  

Al Kopak

Expert Commentary: Al Kopak, PhD, Criminology

Want to Make Our Communities Safer and Reduce Overdose Deaths? Start in the Local Jail  


Criminal justice students participate in active shooter exercise

The exercise was conducted Friday, Aug. 30, by the U.S. Marshals Service at the federal courthouse in Asheville.   


Workshops address project management, administrative assistant duties

Both workshops will be held at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville in early October.  

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