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Campus and community volunteers are backbone of university's biggest public event

The 45th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, on fields behind the Cordelia Camp Building.  

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New, improved faculty/staff newsletter to be unveiled soon

Faculty and staff members are asked to take a brief survey in which they will have five choices to rename the new and improved news email.  


Sigma Xi presents 'Science Cafe' event on group behavior in Sylva

Andrew Penland, assistant professor in math and computer science, will discuss “Groups Without Leaders.'  

Rosemary Yelton

Graduate student tabbed for Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse

Since coming to Western Carolina University to complete her master’s degree in social work, graduate student Rosemary Yelton has seen firsthand the effects the opioid crisis is having on Western North Carolina. Wanting to help fight what has become a national epidemic, Yelton was excited to learn last summer that she had been named to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse.  


Open forum to provide updates on strategic plan, enrollment, campus construction

The informational gathering will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.  


ABC News' John Quiñones speaks about journey out of poverty, value of vulnerability

He delivered keynote remarks for the fall semester chancellor's list ceremony held at the Bardo Arts Center.  


US News and World Report includes university in annual 'best of' rankings

The publication's lists are based on information collected from nearly 1,400 institutions during spring 2019 via an annual statistical survey.  

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Menickelli re-elected president of disc golf organization


Social Work

Expert Commentary: Emma Miller, Social Work

Looking at the role of social workers and integrate health care in fighting the opioid epidemic  

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