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With most of the students who make up Western Carolina University’s surging enrollment arriving on campus with their own vehicles, they will need somewhere to park. That’s why the WCU Board of Trustees in September unanimously approved a design for a structured parking facility on an existing surface lot between Ramsey Regional Activity Center and Hennon Stadium, as well as the issuance of special obligation bonds to finance its construction.  

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A summary of WCU accolades and accomplishments.  

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A summary of news about departures, new appointments and familiar faces in new places.  

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Reitz presents on ‘Cold Mountain’ opera at conference

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, presented 'Cold Mountain: A Contemporary Southern Opera' at the peer-reviewed Southern Studies Conference, held at Auburn University at Montgomery on Feb. 1-2.  

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CareZone program to be offered Feb. 25 at University Center

The free program provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life.   

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Region’s students coming to campus for science, engineering fair

Grades three through five will compete on Feb. 20, and grades six through 12 will compete on Feb. 21.  

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WCU announces new graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for fall

The university conferred degrees on 759 students who completed their studies in the fall semester, and 3,034 students have been named to the dean’s list for that semester.  


Students advance to semifinals of financial planning competition

Derek Pelayo-Quezada and John Lawson Wedthoff are taking part in the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants’ National Financial Plan Competition.  


Structured parking facility construction postponed; three new lots to come online

An overall budget of $26 million has been set to cover the cost of the parking improvements, with special obligation bonds to be issued and financed in future years through revenue from university parking rates.  

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