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WCU gears up for weeklong celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will feature a keynote address from Lisa Blackmon to highlight this year’s theme - "Building a Legacy of Leadership."  

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WCU alum Preston Blakely to speak in February at Chancellor’s List event

Blakely will be the keynote speaker for the Chancellor’s List Award Ceremony. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall.   

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Award-winning journalist to deliver WCU’s annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture in Cherokee Studies

Rebecca Nagle will deliver the annual lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at WCU’s University Center Theater and again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.   

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Step back in time for WCU's Homecoming week

WCU will be hosting various Homecoming events leading up to the home football game on Saturday, Nov. 5, against Wofford.  

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"The Rocks" Ribbon Cutting

On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.  

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Mountain Heritage Center opens ‘Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories’ exhibit Sept. 1

“Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” explores off-reservation boarding schools in a kaleidoscope of voices.   

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New Student Convocation 2022 keynote speaker announced

Jacquelyn D. Hallum has been chosen as keynote speaker for the New Student Convocation.  

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Annual native plant conference returns to campus

WCU will host the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, bringing an international contingent of botanists and gardening enthusiasts to campus, July 20-23.  

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Mountain Heritage Center to present ‘mini’ Mountain Heritage Day-style event

The Mountain Heritage Center will hold a crafts demonstration and music performance on campus Wednesday, July 20.   

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