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Sunday Cinema Series to feature performances from London, Moscow

A new series of screenings featuring pre-recorded live performances from London and Moscow will be coming to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   

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Finalist withdraws, chancellor search process put on temporary hold

Patricia B. Kaemmerling and J. Bryant Kinney, co-chairs of the committee conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor, have been notified that the finalist who was put forward for approval by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has withdrawn from consideration for the position.  


Cherokee students learn about college life at Judaculla Camp

An event two years in the making, Western Carolina University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Education and Training Program partnered this summer to host the first Judaculla Camp.  

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Vendors to display, sell native plants on last day of conference

Fifteen vendors from around the country will bedisplaying a varietyof native plants from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – the final day of the 35th annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Western Carolina University's Office of Research Administration has released a compilation of grants awarded at WCU during June 2018.   


WCU becomes Yellow Ribbon Program participating school

Western Carolina University is now a Yellow Ribbon Program participating school, which will help eligible military-affiliated students with tuition costs.  


Asheville Chamber honors late chancellor with service award

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce posthumously recognized Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher for his contributions and commitment to the region with its Excellence in Public Service Award.  


One Book selection ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ aligns with campus theme

Western Carolina University’s One Book committee, which is responsible for selecting the book that is distributed to all first-year students before fall semester, has been wanting to choose a title that connects with the campus theme.  


Lowell Davis honored by ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation at gala in New York

Lowell Davis was first introduced to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation as a fourth-grader in Dallas. Now, as Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for student success, that same foundation has recognized Davis for his career achievements.  

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