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Workshop to focus on cultural competency, diversity for nonprofits

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer a workshop focusing on “Building Cultural Competency and Diversity Within Nonprofits” on Friday, Oct. 19, at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  

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Special and Digital Collections helps preserve Canton, Champion history

A recent collaboration of Western Carolina University and the Canton Area Historical Museum preserves aspects of an important era of Haywood County and Western North Carolina, and gives the public an easy access to peek into the past.  

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Home Depot co-founder Langone visiting campus for 'fireside chat'

Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot and well-known philanthropist, will speak on life and work as part of Western Carolina University’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 22.  

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Student choirs joining together to present 'Celebration of Song'

“Meta Music: A Celebration of Song” will be performed Thursday, Oct. 18, in the John Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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Fisher receives doctorate at University of New England

Garrett Fisher, WCU instructor of Spanish, received his doctorate in educational leadership in May from the University of New England.  

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Record crowds attend WCU on Tour programs…despite Florence

Heading out on a student recruitment tour to three central North Carolina cities right after hurricane remnants pass through those areas might seem like an iffy proposition, but the contingent that participated in WCU on Tour last week welcomed standing-room-only crowds.  

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Legacy Pinning Ceremony honors family traditions that include university

Samantha Cabe, a district court judge in Chatham and Orange counties and great-great-granddaughter of William C. Norton, one of the university’s original Noble Nine, was keynote speaker for the WCU Legacy Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22.  

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MAPS launching advocate program to increase support for first-generation students

A series of training sessions is scheduled in October for WCU faculty and staff members interested in becoming First-Generation Advocates.  

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Harris to undertake ‘Biking for Biology’ ride on Cullowhee Mountain

Darby Harris, an instructor in WCU’s Department of Biology, once again will be relying on his pedal power to raise money for the Student Biology Club.  

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