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Reitz provides two entries for ‘The Classical Music Book’

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, contributed two entries to “The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained,” the 19th volume in the highly successful “Big Ideas Series.”  

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Honorary doctorate recipient, longtime benefactor Robert Failing dies at age 89

Dr. Robert M. “Bob” Failing, an alumnus and longtime benefactor of WCU who received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 2007, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at the age of 89.  

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CareZone, program for understanding mental illness, to be offered

CareZone, a free program that provides instruction in understanding mental illness in day-to-day life, will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Cardinal Room at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.  

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Staff Senate to hold monthly meeting Sept. 12 at University Center

A meeting of WCU's Staff Senate is scheduled for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center.  

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High Impact Leadership Program to be offered at Biltmore Park site

Kevin A. Trapani, co-founder and CEO of The Redwoods Group and chair of NCWorks, will serve as keynote speaker for a High Impact Leadership Program offered by WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment.  

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Fall edition of university magazine available for pickup at library, HFR

Copies of the fall 2018 edition of Western Carolina University Magazine are now available for faculty and staff pickup at two locations on campus – Hunter Library and H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Student Affairs graphic designer wins TNT network's T-shirt contest

While vacationing at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, this summer, Carol Barnao came across a TNT promotion for a T-shirt design contest for the network’s popular crime drama “Animal Kingdom,” which happens to be one of her favorite television shows.  

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For former Catamount standouts, persistence leads to NFL roster spots

When Keion Crossen and Detrez Newsome chose to come to Western Carolina University to play football, it wasn’t because they thought Cullowhee was going to be the fast track to the NFL. After all, the last time a Catamount was selected in the NFL draft was 1994.  

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Thompson, Pearson joining together for clarinet, piano recital

Western Carolina University clarinetist Shannon Thompson and pianist Lillian Pearson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.  

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