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Time and treasure highlight 'I Love WCU'

Western Carolina University faculty and staff opened their hearts as well as their wallets and calendars this year to support the university’s fourth annual “I Love WCU” campaign during the month of February.  

Basketball goes into hoop

Nothing is Impossible

Fifteen student-athletes, one head coach, three assistant coaches, one director of operations, one video coordinator, one strength and conditioning coach, one athletic trainer and eight student managers, is what creates Western Carolina University’s men’s basketball team. Nothing is impossible when this team comes together to battle against other NCAA teams.  

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WCU skiers to compete at national collegiate ski and snowboard championships

Western Carolina University tied for 10th place in the men’s team alpine combined (giant slalom and slalom) at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional competition, Feb. 28-29, at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  

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Oregon State's Alex Gary, former Catamount, named WCU athletics director

Alex Gary, a former student-athlete on the Western Carolina University baseball team who is currently serving as senior associate athletics director for development at Oregon State University, is the next director of the Catamount athletics program.  

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WCU student skiers to compete at regional collegiate competition in Pennsylvania

Two Western Carolina University students are competing in the Mid Atlantic Regional of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Friday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, Feb. 29, at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  

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Madison the chat bot makes its WCU debut

You may have stumbled across her name at the bottom right hand corner of the myWCU page, inviting you for a chat if you’re in need of support from the Division of Information Technology. Don’t be afraid. Engage in a chat. Madison, as she is called, is Western Carolina University’s new chat bot, which was launched Tuesday, Feb. 25, as a beta test by the IT Help Desk  

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Concert to honor longtime School of Music professor, former director of bands, upon retirement

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. After a 35-year career in the School of Music, John T. West will retire at the end of the semester.  

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School of Nursing celebrates five decades with campus event

THIS EVENT CANCELLED. Guest speaker will be Ernest J. Grant, president of the American Nurses Association. The event is limited to the first 350 registrants.   

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Week of activities to culminate with installation of Kelli Brown as WCU's chancellor

Kelli R. Brown will be installed as chancellor of Western Carolina University during a formal ceremony Friday, March 27, capping a week of activities designed to spotlight the university’s impact across the mountain region and the role WCU will play in the future of North Carolina.  

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