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Band seeks donations as it marches toward Macy’s

The “Lead the Way” campaign may be over, but fundraising never is because the need continues. Once again, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will head to New York City to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and is accepting donations to help offset expenses.  

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Course Of Action

When the weather outside is frightful, the Western Carolina University golf teams don’t miss a beat. They just head to the Cordelia Camp Gymnasium and step into what feels like a virtual video game where they can practice nearly every aspect of their golf game — all with detailed feedback on how they’re doing.  

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Staff Senate will hold monthly meeting Sept. 11 at University Center

Employee attendance at Staff Senate and Faculty Senate meetings is considered work time with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.  

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Arts and Cultural Events Series begins with Hiplet Ballerina Company

The troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Bardo Arts Center.  

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‘Finding Funding’ workshop scheduled for researchers seeking grants

The hands-on workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Hunter Library.   

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Faculty-led courses take students on journey of discovery to Japan

The trip was related to two courses taught on campus, “Global Engineering and Technology” and “Global Sport and Culture.”   

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Mountain anthology edited by English instructor tackles contemporary Appalachian issues

Jessica Cory will present “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene” during a reading Thursday, Sept. 5, at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville.   

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Second edition of García-Castañón’s novel published in Spain

The second (and first bilingual) edition of a novel by Santiago García-Castañón, “Vida y fabulosas aventuras de Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (The Life and Fabulous Adventures of Pedro Menénedez de Avilés),”was published in Spain in July.  

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Kossick lectures at international conference

Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing, director of graduate programs in nursing and interim director of the post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, presented six lectures at an international conference held in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on July 15-16 and 18-19.    

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