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Clay artist Clare Twomey to lead workshop, lecture at Bardo Arts Center

Clare Twomey, a British artist, researcher and curator, will lecture on “Producing Production: Craft as an Action” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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Bardo Art Center’s Halloween offering is ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

A special screening of the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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Highlands Biological Station specialist named environmental educator of the year

Patrick Brannon, the outreach education specialist at Highlands Biological Station, has been named environmental educator of the year by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina organization.  

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Homecoming continues through Nov. 4 with concerts, parade, football

Alumni from all over will be converging in Cullowhee as the university celebrates Homecoming 2018 with the theme 'Building a Legacy.'  

Jennifer Yo Gaddy at Commencement

Jennifer Yo-Gaddy

Jennifer Le’An Yoe-Gaddy, a graduate student receiving her master’s degree in social work, was the featured speaker for the 2018 Graduate School Commencement on Friday, May 11. The Weaverville resident spoke to her fellow graduating students about the circuitous route she took in earning her associate and bachelor’s degrees and said she had intended to speak to them about how to persevere in life. “We all have our stories,” she said. “Our stories, and the stories of all the graduates in this room, are certainly all unique, but undoubtedly we share one vital characteristic. We have grit, and it is your possession of this characteristic that is worthy of a sincere congratulations this evening.”  

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First Thursday concert tied to Mountain Heritage Center exhibit

Western Carolina University’s next First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series event will feature folklorist, storyteller and musician Lee Knight performing at MadStone Café and Catching Light Books.  

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Telescope observations of moon scheduled at Sylva’s Bridge Park

The Smoky Mountain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Collaborative will host a telescope viewing on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at Bridge Park in Sylva.  

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University joins regional partners in grant-funded 'Growing Outdoors' project

Western Carolina University has joined a regional collaborative that plans to use a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to boost an already thriving Western North Carolina outdoor recreation industry to an even higher level.  

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Storm assistance continues for coastal community, school with ties to WCU

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Western Carolina University community is continuing to come to the aid of those affected, this time gathering supplies destined for a coastal county.  

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