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Heavy rain forces cancellation of Homecoming Parade

WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.   

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Homecoming 2021 to be ‘Roaring with Pride’

“Roaring with Pride” will be the theme for Homecoming 2021 at Western Carolina University, with a variety of festivities scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Highlights include the homecoming game against Mercer, performances by the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, a series of alumni brunches, tailgating parties, and receptions, plus tours of the new, state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building along with the traditional parade through downtown Sylva.  

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WCU to commemorate 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 event with various recognition events

Through both reflective and engaging programs, WCU will pause to remember the events of that day and the impact on us as individuals, as a community, and as a nation.   

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Calliope Stage performance about ballad singer added to Mountain Heritage Day

The story of a blind ballad singer will come alive at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 25.  

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Mountain Heritage Awards honor contributors to Southern Appalachian folkways

When Mountain Heritage Day returns to campus, so will the presentation of the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.   

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Mountain Heritage Day adds performances, plus Cherokee stickball

Mountain Heritage Day always combines the best of downhome gatherings, sing-alongs and the county fair into one daylong festival.   

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Viewing of the Perseid meteor shower to take place at Waterrock Knob

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

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Mountain Heritage Day musical performers announced

When Mountain Heritage Day makes a triumphant return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will come with a full day of live music.  

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Mountain Heritage Day returns, heritage award nominees sought

With the popular Mountain Heritage Day community festival returning to campus, nominations are being sought for Mountain Heritage Awards to honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.  

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