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Mountain Heritage Center to host Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist on campus

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. José Galvez will present a program about his photo exhibit “Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina” on Friday, April 3.  


Research and Scholarship Conference combines Undergraduate Exposition and Graduate Research Symposium

The event will be held Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26. The RASC is WCU’s largest showcase for both graduate and undergraduate academic, research and creative work for the year.   


Sylva hosts community event as part of chancellor installation activities

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The event on Monday, March 23, will include a reception, a book reading by Holly Kays, author of “Trailblazers and Traditionalists: Modern Day Smoky Mountain People' and a tour of WCU student developed library exhibits.   


Volunteers sought for annual Tuck River Cleanup on April 18

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Students, faculty and staff, along with civic and community groups, will collect litter, debris and discarded items along the Tuckaseigee River in this annual event.   


Jordan Rasheed selected as Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

The fellowship is a yearlong program emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems.  


Annual Spring Literary Festival begins March 30

ALL EVENTS FOR THE SPRING LITERARY FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. The WCU Spring Literary Festival annually hosts local and national writers, showcasing established and emerging literary talent as part of a free, open to the public celebration.   


WCU hosts workshop to celebrate 10th anniversary of the N.C. Science Festival

Western Carolina University will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Science Festival when it presents “Advances in Forensics: Workshop in Investigative Genetic Genealogy.”  


Free Enterprise Speaker Series looks at sustainability, entrepreneurship

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER. Senegal-born, French educated Magatte Wade will speak on 'Sustainable People: How Entrepreneurship and Freedom Save People and the Planet.'  


Time and Treasure Highlight ‘I Love WCU’

Western Carolina University faculty and staff opened their hearts as well as their wallets and calendars this year to support the university’s fourth annual “I Love WCU” campaign during the month of February. This year’s campaign, which was a joint effort from the Division of Advancement and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, encouraged participants to volunteer their time to community service projects, as well as to make charitable donations.  

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