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Always popular 'Sounds of the Season' concert coming up

The family-friendly concert will conclude with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.  


Cooper Lecture will focus on violence against indigenous women

The second annual Cherokee studies event will be held Monday, Nov. 19, on the WCU campus and again Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.  


David Westling receives UNC System's Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

The university's Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education was recognized with one of the top honors presented by the Board of Governors.  


Rotary Club 5K Turkey Trot scheduled on campus Thanksgiving morning

Registration is open for the Sylva Rotary Club's 5K that will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, on the WCU campus.  


Honors College Advisory Board maintains a home-style tradition in Highlands

Members of the board have a popular tradition of hosting social occasions with students featuring casual conversation and chicken pot pie as the main course.  

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Candidate for College of Business dean position to visit campus Nov. 15

A finalist for the dean’s position in the College of Business will be coming to campus to participate in interviews and deliver a public presentation.  

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Members of Faculty Senate, Staff Senate set November meetings

Faculty and staff members can keep up with the activities of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate by attending public meetings those two bodies have scheduled in November.  

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Cherokee Studies faculty involved in trails system anniversary event

Three faculty members representing WCU’s Cherokee Studies Program participated in an event held Oct. 29 to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System.  


Meltzer scholarship endowment will benefit hundreds of students from array of disciplines

When former Highlands resident Curtis Meltzer died last year, he left a multimillion dollar estate gift to WCU to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences, increasing his and wife Enid’s overall scholarship endowment to $3.3 million.  

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