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Pride of the Mountains director Starnes to be inducted into Bands of America Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have had a “positively life-changing impact on Music for All and Bands of America programs, as well as in music education.”   

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Education faculty, students continue collaboration with Kenyan village school library

Wongonyi, a scattered settlement located about five hours drive-time southwest of Nairobi, is isolated from major population centers by sheer distance and poor roads.  

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Always popular 'Sounds of the Season' concert coming up

The family-friendly concert will conclude with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.  

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Cooper Lecture will focus on violence against indigenous women

The second annual Cherokee studies event will be held Monday, Nov. 19, on the WCU campus and again Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.  

Chemistry Research

Nanoparticles to Detect Cancer Cells

Using nanotechnology-related imaging is a new technology that is only used in research labs, said Western Carolina University associate professor of bioinorganic chemistry Channa De Silva. His lab happens to be one of those places. De Silva is currently using the technology on a project that involves making nanoparticles with hopes of assisting with cancer imaging.   

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David Westling receives UNC System's Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

The university's Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education was recognized with one of the top honors presented by the Board of Governors.  

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Rotary Club 5K Turkey Trot scheduled on campus Thanksgiving morning

Registration is open for the Sylva Rotary Club's 5K that will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, on the WCU campus.  

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Honors College Advisory Board maintains a home-style tradition in Highlands

Members of the board have a popular tradition of hosting social occasions with students featuring casual conversation and chicken pot pie as the main course.  

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Candidate for College of Business dean position to visit campus Nov. 15

A finalist for the dean’s position in the College of Business will be coming to campus to participate in interviews and deliver a public presentation.  

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