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Registration is open for April 9 half marathon, 5K at WCU

WCU is inviting runners of all ages and skill levels to register for the annual Catamount Climb Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 9.   

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WCU starting Honoring Our Promise tour

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown is leading an Honoring Our Promise tour that will take her to cities and counties across Catamount Nation this spring to engage one-on-one with alumni, donors and supporters.  

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Black History Month gets underway at WCU

A series of activities, exhibits and events are planned in recognition of February as Black History Month, including an inaugural scholarly discussion of diversity in Appalachia.  

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Learn to use a telescope at clinic

Did you or your family just get a telescope for the holidays but are not sure how to use it? Or do you have a telescope in the closet and want to finally make good use of it?  

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African American art showcased at The Mountain Heritage Center

The artworks of artist and author Ann Miller Woodford are currently on display in Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller at the Mountain Heritage Center’s exhibit gallery in Hunter Library.  

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A weeklong celebration of MLK

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address.  

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

See what our loveable mascot Paws is getting into this year to spread the holiday spirit around Cullowhee!  

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Holidays on the Plaza

Starting off the season with the Holidays on the Plaza on the campus of Western Carolina University. We'll be joined by folks from across campus to celebrate all the ways our community celebrates the holidays and ending with our first-ever lighting of the Alumni Tower!  

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View the moon, Jupiter and Saturn atop the Apodaca Science Building

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a telescope viewing from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, on the 5th floor terrace of the new Apodaca Science Building.   

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