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‘Bells in the Valley’ video updated to reflect another decade of WCU

A documentary originally created in 1989 to highlight WCU’s centennial and revised in 2012, has been brought up to date with high-definition photography, new music and more contemporary scenes.  

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Regional high schools participate in WCU's language contest

The 39th annual Language Contest at Western Carolina University saw some 120 high school students test their knowledge of French and Spanish on April 26.  

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Travis Jordan Named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Travis Jordan has been appointed to the position of chief marketing and communications officer.  

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Globetrotting photography duo creates endowed scholarship to support English, world languages students

Will and Deni McIntyre, who have traveled the world capturing photographs and video for global clients for more than 40 years, recently created an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English or world languages.  

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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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Zigs and zags lead alumna on career path as esteemed professor of professional writing

A funny thing happened to Kathryn Curle Rentz on her way to becoming a professor of English literature and composition: she fell in love with professional writing and never looked back.   

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