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MLK celebration begins with annual Unity March Jan. 15

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. monthlong celebration will begin Monday, Jan. 15, with its annual Unity March.  

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Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend alumni event to return July 2024

After a one-year hiatus, one of WCU’s most beloved alumni events will be back with a new format in 2024 – the Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend.  

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Benjamin Frey to give the 2023 Annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture

The 2023 Annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture in Cherokee Studies will be delivered by Benjamin E. Frey on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 9.  

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WCU to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with slate of campus events

November is Native American Heritage Month and WCU has a lineup of events for students, faculty and staff to immerse themselves in the history, culture and traditions of indigenous peoples of North America.   

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CCPD to host fashion show, open clothing closet

After a four-year hiatus, WCU’s Center for Career and Professional Development is bringing back its Hire Attire Fashion Show, while introducing a clothing closet.  

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WCU to honor regional development leader, three prominent alumni as part of Homecoming ’23

Members of the WCU family will come together to recognize three prominent alumni for their career accomplishments and to honor a longtime proponent of economic development across WNC as part of Homecoming 2023.  

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WCU alums to perform at Mountain Heritage Day

The musical duo Jean Dowell and Mike Oberst will be the opening act at Mountain Heritage Day in the Jackson County Tourism Balsam Circle Tent at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.   

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WCU gearing up for Mountain Heritage Day Sept. 30

Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture, will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on campus.  

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2023 Rooted in the Mountains Symposium is Sept. 28-29

WCU will host the 13th annual Rooted in the Mountains Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29, in the Bardo Arts Center.   

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