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Campus theme of sustainability, environment to be explored in public lectures

EVENT POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED AT FUTURE DATE. Christian Diehm, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will draw on philosophy and social science to analyze multiple dimensions of nature.  

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Intercultural Affairs celebrates 10 years as vibrant force for inclusion

An anniversary party will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 2-5 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center.   

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Search committee for next WCU athletics director narrows list of candidates to 6

The search committee includes current and former student-athletes, Catamount Club representatives, athletics department staff and members of the community.  

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National History Day competition set for students from across the region

WCU will host a National History Day regional academic competition Saturday, March 7, that will feature middle and high school students creating projects based on a central historical theme.   

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Is Black History Month still important in 2020?

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as “Black History Month.” In its early days, schools systems, churches and community centers across the country would spend the entire month honoring the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Fast forward more than 40 years later and we asked WCU students if “Black History Month” was still important in 2020. Here’s what they had to say:  

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Health building reopens after state, local officials deem it safe to return to normal operations

The Health and Human Sciences Building reopens after officials found no public health or safety issues in the wake of a potential hazardous materials incident Thursday that resulted in its evacuation.  

Students playing in the snow on campus

Snow Day

Winter has finally made it's way to Western Carolina University. After months of anticipation, WCU finally received it's first substantial snowfall and students took advantage of it!  

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‘The Big Thirst’ selected as One Book for incoming first-year students

First-year students entering Western Carolina University this fall will get a jumpstart on the 2020-21 campus learning theme – water – with the selection of next year’s One Book, “The Big Thirst,” by Charles Fishman.  

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Ron Rash to add Sidney Lanier Prize to his list of awards

Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s John Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies in the Department of English, will be awarded the 2020 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature by Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies.   

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