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Goal for State Employees Combined Campaign surpassed by $5,000

The only officially sanctioned fund drive conducted on campus for outside organizations began Sept. 24 and wrapped up Nov. 9.  

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WCU to name new residence hall after Levern Hamlin Allen, its first African-American student

The former trustee enrolled at what was then called Western Carolina College 61 years ago, three years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.  

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Board of Trustees schedule quarterly meeting for Friday, Dec. 7

The board also will hold committee meetings and discussions beginning at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.  

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Students hone entrepreneurial skills at ‘Hatch This’ weekend

This event in downtown Asheville is described as “a mash-up of an accelerator, a hackathon, and a weekend-long party” for start-up businesses.  

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HR Consulting Initiative continues to have impact here, abroad

During the 2018 spring and fall semesters, more than 90 graduate students in the Human Resources Program provided pro bono human resources consultation services online.  

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Weekend of dance will include ‘Light Chasers,’ Bolshoi Ballet

The School of Stage and Screen's dance production is based on the band Cloud Cult’s 2010 concept album.  

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Philosophy professor Claire Katz to present Jerry Jackson Lecture

Texas A and M University faculty member will speak on “Children’s Concept of Friendship: Notes from Philosophy Summer Camp.'  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

A total of 14 grants were awarded for university projects during September and October.  

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Andrew Bobilya receives Wilderness Education Association's Outdoor Educator Award

The director of WCU's Parks and Recreation Management Program was recognized for his positive impact on outdoor education across the nation.  

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