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Finding roots: Mountain symposium attracts largest crowd in its decade-long run

The event theme of “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology” was topical and philosophical, reflecting both the changing landscape of Southern Appalachia and attitudes toward the natural resources of the mountains.  

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Cooper Lecture will focus on Eastern Band's 'sovereign entrepreneurs'

Courtney A. Lewis, assistant professor in the University of South Carolina’s Department of Anthropology and Institute for Southern Studies, will speak at WCU and in Cherokee.  

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Latinx Heritage Month includes talk on 'Education Without Borders'

Lamberto Roque Hernandez, a writer, artist and educator, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.  

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Philosophy and Religion Department’s Hale presenting public talks

Upcoming presentations, exploring questions of religious belief and secularism in contemporary life, are scheduled for 6 p.m. on both Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Sylva.  

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Staff Senate adds to expressions of gratitude to former provost

Representatives of WCU's staff approved a resolution Friday, Sept. 27, specifically calling out Alison Morrison-Shetlar’s emphasis on the role of staff and the importance of professional development opportunities.  

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The votes are in: Faculty/staff newsletter to be called 'Inside WCU'

Each email newsletter will be tailored to the individual’s interests, with WCU employees only receiving stories and features that interest them,  

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Faculty Senate schedules public forum on employee salaries

Panelists will include Richard Starnes, interim provost; Cory Causby, associate vice chancellor for human resources; and Mike Byers, vice chancellor for administration and finance.  

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School of Music schedules student ensemble recitals in one concert

Groups scheduled to appear are the WCU Horn Choir, the university tuba and euphonium quartet, two saxophone quartets and the Balsam Brass Quintet.  

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UNC System promoting affordability of public higher education

A multimedia campaign will specifically target disadvantaged communities in the state, using television commercials, targeted social media promotions, ads on streaming services and radio spots.  

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