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Alumni and Veteran Finds Peace After 'Journey of a Million Steps'

Graduating veteran finds peace after 'journey of a million steps' | Graduated, enlisted, blown up, hospitalized, released, addicted, homeless, hopeless, rescued, enrolled, graduated, employed, enrolled, graduated, honored, redeemed. Read between those lines a minute, and listen...  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

The summary includes grants awarded at the university during the month of November 2018.  

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Archaeological collections facility renovated with federal grant

A U.S. Forest Service grant provided for renovations to WCU's holding facility for archaeological collections associated with the Cherokee and located on the ground floor of the McKee Building.  

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Lily Cai Dance Company highlights WCU’s Lunar New Year Celebration

The Lily Cai Dance Company will perform at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center as part of Western Carolina University’s Lunar New Year Celebration.  

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‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ hits the big screen at Bardo Arts Center

Western Carolina University’s Sunday Cinema Series continues Sunday, Jan. 20, with the screening of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at 3 p.m. at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration to include keynote address by Aminata Cairo

Tying in with WCU's learning theme “Defining America,” the lecturer from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands will speak on “Re-Defining Us in All of Our Richness.”  

Ally Bevers

Honors College Student Leaps Life’s Barriers on the Way to Fulfilling Her Goals

“I could just go to school and that was like my place,” said Bevers, now a junior at Western Carolina University. “For me, school was normal and I was normal at school. I didn’t have to think about what was going on at home. It gave me something to distract myself. It was something I was good at.”  

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Year-end giving pushes 'Lead the Way' fundraising campaign past $58 million mark

Among the recent contributions to the campaign is an anonymous estate gift of $1 million to go toward student scholarships.  

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Year-end giving pushes WCU's 'Lead the Way' fundraising campaign past $58 million mark

Western Carolina University’s “Lead the Way” comprehensive fundraising campaign climbed ever closer to hitting its goal of $60 million as a surge of year-end giving pushed the total raised to date to $58.7 million. Among the recent contributions to the campaign is an anonymous estate gift of $1 million to go toward student scholarships, which is the top priority of “Lead the Way: A Campaign Inspired by the Belcher Years.” The campaign is scheduled to come to a close this spring.  

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