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Smithsonian 'Way We Worked' exhibit coming to heritage center

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” chronicling late 19th- and early 20th-century jobs and labor and based on photographs from the National Archives.  


Ethical leadership seminar to be presented by 'corporate whistleblower'

Western Carolina University will host a morning seminar on ethical leadership in the 21st century, Friday, Sept. 21, in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.  


Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to speak as university honors chancellor's list students

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the keynote address as WCU holds a ceremony to honor the academic success of 1,423 students who were named to the university’s chancellor’s list for spring semester 2018.  

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Office of Research Administration to hold grant-seeking workshop

Western Carolina University’s Office of Research Administration will hold a workshop on how to find funding opportunities for research or projects.  


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.  


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.  


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.  


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.  


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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