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Pride of the Mountains hosting 18th annual high school marching band tournament

Twenty-two of the top high school marching bands from the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee will be competing at the 18th annual Tournament of Champions, which will be hosted by WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.  


Fastest paddlers listed from ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

Results have been announced from the Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a paddling competition held recently on the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus.  


Journalist Rosa Clemente to speak at University Center on Oct. 23

Political commentator, community organizer and independent journalist Rosa Clemente will be Western Carolina University’s Civil Discourse Speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.  


Sylva storyteller to perform in conjunction with 'The Way We Worked' exhibit

Sylva storyteller Gary Carden will perform his iconic “Blow the Tannery Whistle” on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the ongoing “The Way We Worked” exhibit being hosted by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.  

Greek Challenge

Love for Cats keep Greeks coming back

It’s all in the family for Amy Kilby, Samir Hafiz and Jerry Matheny when it comes time to shake the money tree for Western Carolina University’s student-athletes. All three are enthusiastic participants in WCU’s Greek Challenge – now in its fifth season – which rallies members of past and present fraternities and sororities at WCU to pony up big bucks and to join the Catamount Club all in support of athletic scholarships.   

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‘We Promise’ campaign launched to promote college affordability

The University of North Carolina System launched the “We Promise” campaign Oct. 2 to promote affordable college opportunities for every North Carolinian.  


Nazario-Colon’s passion leads to being named Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet

Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Western Carolina University’s chief diversity officer, first caught the poetry bug as a youngster in Puerto Rico.  


Graduate Education Week to highlight advantages of graduate study on campus

Five days of events geared toward preparing WCU undergraduate students for graduate study is coming up with the inaugural Graduate Education Week – Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19.  

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Event planning workshop coming up at WCU's Biltmore Park site

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering an event planning workshop that focuses on planning, organization and implementation at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  

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