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Annual Spring Literary Festival begins March 30

ALL EVENTS FOR THE SPRING LITERARY FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. The WCU Spring Literary Festival annually hosts local and national writers, showcasing established and emerging literary talent as part of a free, open to the public celebration.   


WCU hosts workshop to celebrate 10th anniversary of the N.C. Science Festival

Western Carolina University will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Science Festival when it presents “Advances in Forensics: Workshop in Investigative Genetic Genealogy.”  


Free Enterprise Speaker Series looks at sustainability, entrepreneurship

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FALL SEMESTER. Senegal-born, French educated Magatte Wade will speak on 'Sustainable People: How Entrepreneurship and Freedom Save People and the Planet.'  


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.  


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.  


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.  


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.  


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  


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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