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English Department's Carter to participate in joint poetry reading

Catherine Carter, a WCU professor of English, will join two other poets in presenting a reading at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Grants awarded at WCU during August have been announced by the university's Office of Research Administration.  


Digital Marketing and Public Relations Program set in Asheville

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a Digital Marketing and Public Relations Certificate Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on six Fridays, beginning Oct. 5 and running through Nov. 16, at the university’s Biltmore Park site in Asheville.  

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Pat Kaemmerling re-elected chair of university's Board of Trustees

Patricia B. Kaemmerling, chief financial officer for Access Computers Inc. in Norcross, Georgia, has been re-elected chair of the WCU Board of Trustees.  


‘Contract Negotiations’ workshop scheduled at Biltmore Park site

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a workshop focusing on “Contract Negotiations, Liability and Risk Factors in Business” at the university's instructional site in Asheville.  


Trustees approve design for housing complex, razing of 2 dorms, parking deck concept

Less than a week after announcing record total student enrollment and the largest freshman class in its history, WCU took several steps toward providing the additional housing and parking necessary to accommodate anticipated growth in the years ahead.  


Smithsonian 'Way We Worked' exhibit coming to heritage center

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” chronicling late 19th- and early 20th-century jobs and labor and based on photographs from the National Archives.  


Ethical leadership seminar to be presented by 'corporate whistleblower'

Western Carolina University will host a morning seminar on ethical leadership in the 21st century, Friday, Sept. 21, in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.  


Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to speak as university honors chancellor's list students

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the keynote address as WCU holds a ceremony to honor the academic success of 1,423 students who were named to the university’s chancellor’s list for spring semester 2018.  

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