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Friends of the Arts ‘friend-raising’ concert will feature Jim Witter

Jim Witter and his band return to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Sept. 16, to present the WCU Friends of the Arts’ annual “friend-raising” concert.  

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WCU ranked among best universities by US News and World Report

Western Carolina University is again ranked as a top university by U.S. News and World Report, moving up in two regional categories of its “Best Colleges of 2019” guidebook and included in two national categories.  

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Journalist, commentator Rosa Clemente to speak at University Center

Political commentator, community organizer and independent journalist Rosa Clemente will be Western Carolina University’s Civil Discourse Speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.  

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Accountancy program fall banquet scheduled in Waynesville

Western Carolina University’s accountancy program will hold its annual fall banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Waynesville Inn in Waynesville.  

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Air quality monitors placed on Cullowhee campus, Highlands Biological Station

The Clean Air Carolina advocacy group recently provided air quality monitors at two Western Carolina University locations for both research and providing real-time data to the public.  

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Garcia-Castanon provides narrative texts for musical, publishes short story

The musical“Carretera de Avilés(Road to Avilés)”had its world premiere Aug. 22 in Asturias, Spain. All the narrative texts of the musical were written by Santiago García-Castañón, WCU professor of Spanish.  

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Kossick presents lectures at conference in the Netherlands

Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and director of graduate programs at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, presented six lectures at an international conference held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 21-22 and 24-25.     

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Reitz provides two entries for ‘The Classical Music Book’

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, contributed two entries to “The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained,” the 19th volume in the highly successful “Big Ideas Series.”  

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Honorary doctorate recipient, longtime benefactor Robert Failing dies at age 89

Dr. Robert M. “Bob” Failing, an alumnus and longtime benefactor of WCU who received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 2007, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at the age of 89.  

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