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School of Music recitals, performances scheduled for campus

Among the many musical events on campus is a weekend flute festival.  


Fisk Jubilee Singers to perform at Bardo Arts Center

The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.  


Online programs receive national rankings from US News and World Report

More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in WCU online degree programs. The university has been consistently ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, now in the ninth year of collecting data from distance education providers.  


WCU to offer employment law workshop for outdoor business professionals

The session is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the university’s site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  


Campus community prepares for a week of MLK Jr. events

Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons is the keynote speaker for Western Carolina University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Simmons will give her presentation Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The theme is “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Connection: The Story of U.S.”  


Mountain Heritage Center exhibit to look at Latino life in North Carolina

“Al Norte al Norte” chronicles the daily life of Latinos living in North Carolina and opens on display Monday, Jan. 13, at the museum.   


Search committee for WCU athletics director receives charge, looks to make decision by March

A 15-member committee looks to select no more than six candidates for off-campus interviews in mid-February before selecting one or two finalists to bring to campus later that month.  


WCU Police take 'no shave' challenge over winter break for campus fundraiser

Participating officers raised $280 and Mike Byers, WCU’s vice chancellor of administration and finance, matched that amount for a total of $560.  


Haywood Community College joins WCU for university direct-entry admission program

The new Catamount Navigator Program builds upon the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that governs the transfer of credits from community colleges to UNC System institutions.  

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