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Freshman Cassidy Burns wins National Student Production Award

It was Halloween weekend and Western Carolina University freshman Cassidy Burns was visiting a friend at Clemson University when she got a phone call from her mother. Burns and her friend were in Starbucks when her phone rang. Her mom told her to check out Twitter where the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was live-streaming its 4th Annual National Student Production Awards.   

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BFA Portfolio Exhibition features work of Art and Design students

Exhibiting artist talks will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center, with a reception following from 5 to 7 p.m.  

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Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet to perform seasonal music at fundraiser

Contributions will be accepted to help support Sylva American Legion Post 104's local youth programs.   

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AAUW branch on campus approved by national organization, looking to grow membership

Activities planned for the spring semester include a luncheon celebrating both the WCU group’s new status within AAUW and the installation of Kelli R. Brown as chancellor of the university.   

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Traditional music series to feature guitar styles of Granny’s Mason Jar

A jam session will follow the 7 p.m. performance by Jared “Blue” Smith and Aaron Plantenberg.   

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WCU Board of Trustees to gather on campus for quarterly meeting

The primary meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Workshop to address communication for marketing, sales professionals

The session is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the university’s Biltmore Park location in Asheville.  

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University of Lynchburg names former provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar its 11th president

She will assume her duties at the private institution in Virginia beginning in July of 2020.  

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Holiday season begins with ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Holidays at the UC’

The Arts and Cultural Events series is kicking off the festive time of year in a big way.  

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