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'To Write Love On Her Arms' founder will speak on campus

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of “To Write Love On Her Arms,” will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.  


Renowned sitar player to perform on campus

The sounds of sitar, the instrument that marked a definable moment in 1960s music and remains evocative of India, will return to Western Carolina University.  

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Potential for inclement weather affects university event schedules

Concerns related to possible impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Florence have resulted in schedule changes for several events at Western Carolina University.  

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University's chancellor search process resumes; committee to meet Sept. 21

The search for WCU’s next chancellor will officially resume Friday, Sept. 21, as the committee helping select a successor to the late David O. Belcher will hold its first meeting since the July 16 announcement that a finalist for the position had withdrawn from consideration.  


Reception for ‘Defining America’ exhibition set at Fine Art Museum

A reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, to mark the opening of the “Defining America” exhibition at WCU's Fine Art Museum.  


Collaboration of students, faculty, alumnus leads to WCUTrees app

It won’t be long before the trees that engulf the Western Carolina University campus will be covered with the magnificent colors of fall. For those who have a hard time identifying those trees, WCU students, faculty and alumni have you covered.  

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Bobilya, Chandler help co-author paper for journal

Andrew Bobilya, associate professor and director of WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program, and Resa Chandler, assistant professor in the Health and Physical Education Program, recently published a paper with co-authors from Prescott College, Montreat College and the Millbrook School.  

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Kauffman named recipient of Old North State Award

N. Leroy Kauffman, WCU associate professor of accounting, has been named a recipient of the Old North State Award, one of North Carolina’s highest civilian honors.  


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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