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Electronic license plate recognition among changes for those who park, drive on campus

Some changes in traffic patterns and parking to improve safety and accommodate growth on campus will greet the new semester at Western Carolina University.  


More enrollment records look to be broken as students arrive for fall semester

Frequent thunderstorms have been cooling summer temperatures a little at WCU, but the campus soon will be heating up anyway as faculty and staff welcome what is expected to be another record-size student body for the start of fall semester.  


Mountain Heritage Day announces main ingredient for 'Best in the West' recipe contest

Nuts will be the featured food for the popular “Best in the West” recipe competition this year at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day.  


Students attend Phi Beta Lambda national leadership conference

Students from Western Carolina University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently attended a national leadership conference and received awards for their knowledge in business.  


Reception for Cherokee masks exhibit set at Fine Art Museum

A reception for the exhibit “Joshua Adams: Facing Culture” will be held at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Aug. 23.  


WCU, Morris Broadband partnering to provide high-speed internet

WCU has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university’s electricity distribution service.  


Career Center survey reveals WCU graduates do well landing jobs or continuing education

For the first time, Western Carolina University has collected hard data on whether its recent graduates have landed employment or chosen to continue their education. It’s just the beginning of what the university’s Center for Career and Professional Development hopes to discover through future surveys.  


ACE series begins Sept. 10 with ‘An Evening with Ruth E. Carter’

The first event in the 2018-19 Arts and Cultural Events series at Western Carolina University will be “An Evening with Ruth E. Carter” on Monday, Sept. 10.  


Inaugural Outdoor Economy Conference coming to campus Oct. 5

Western North Carolina’s flourishing outdoor industry will be the focus of a conference at WCU that will bring together business owners and others to discuss topics such as product development and stewardship of natural resources.  

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