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Robotics team finishes third

The WCU Robotics team took third place honors at 2022 IEEE Southeastcon Hardware Competition.  

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Former WCU first lady Deborah Bardo dies

Deborah J. Bardo, former first lady of Western Carolina University, passed away on April 15.   

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Hunter Library issues reprint of book with local Black community narratives

“Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County,” a decade-old book that recounts the stories of local African Americans, is getting a second life, thanks to WCU.  

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It’s showtime for WCU’s Catamount Singers

The Catamount Singers are getting back in the swing of things after two years of pandemic disruptions and preparing for their annual spring concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23.   

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Ahead of 2022 midterm elections, WCU joins All In Campus Democracy Challenge

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge will be supported through WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning to make voter registration a priority.   

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WCU again designated Tree Campus USA, with plans for Earth Week activities

On the heels on being recertified as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, WCU is holding a series of sustainability events during Earth Week, April 19 to April 25.  

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Controlled Chaos Film Festival returns to in-person viewing

After two years of virtual viewing, the School of Stage and Screen will present the 13th Annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in-person.  

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Meet Our New Mascot

Introducing WCU's new mascot, the Mountain Boomer  

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One Book Committee makes its selection for Fall ’22 first-year students

WCU’s One Book Committee has chosen “Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines” by Jonathan Mooney as the book to be distributed to all first-year students during orientation.  

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