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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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Homecoming events include concert by Grammy winner T-Pain, 'wellRED' comedy show

T-Pain, the winner of two Grammy Awards, and Blackbear will be the co-headliners at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  

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Catamount student-athletes benefit from generosity of alumni

Who knew an upgraded weight room with a new “cool factor” could be such a game-changer for a group of college athletes? David and Marie Brinkley did, and that’s why they donated more than $400,000 to make WCU’s weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Fieldhouse a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility.  

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Construction industry safety training offered at Biltmore Park

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a course in “Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Construction Industry Training” at the university's Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  

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Traditional music series to kick off with concert by Blount, Hargreaves

The 2018-19 season of the First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series will get underway Thursday, Oct. 4, with a concert featuring traditional musicians Jake Blount and Tatiana Hargreaves.  

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College of Business team receives Academy of Management award

A team of educators in the College of Business at Western Carolina University have won the Academy of Management’s Benedictine University Award for outstanding scholar-practitioner collaboration research.  

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Photography Services schedules session for faculty, staff portraits

The staff of Photography Services at WCU has scheduled an open studio to take professional head shots of university faculty and staff.  

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