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Stops in Franklin, Murphy added to 'Chancellor's Welcome Tour'

The series of events is designed to introduce Kelli R. Brown, WCU’s new chief executive officer, to the region and state.  


Fall edition of university magazine available for pickup at library, HFR

The publication features a cover-story profile of Kelli R. Brown, WCU's new chancellor.  

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Pharmacy Technician Program being offered on Cullowhee campus

The program will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Oct. 8 through Nov. 26, in Room 143 of the Cordelia Camp Building.  


Library hosting program on Kephart's involvement in park creation

The event will feature a discussion with George Ellison and Janet McCue, co-authors of “Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography,” and George Frizzell, former archivist of WCU Special Collections.  


Rooted in the Mountains to examine attitudes about environment

The theme for the Sept. 26-27 event in Blue Ridge Hall is “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology.'  

World Sucide Awareness

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Western Carolina University and Counseling & Psychological Services asks you to take a moment to help fight suicide by sending messages of hope and support to your fellow Catamounts.  


Festival announces main ingredient for ‘Best in the West’ recipe contest

Mountain Heritage Day, celebrating Southern Appalachian music, folk arts, dance and culture, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  


Board of Trustees approves design for long-awaited modernization of steam plant

The new energy production facility is expected to incorporate a portion of the existing structure.  

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Provost's Scholarship Development Award Q and A set for Sept. 13

The award offers funding for research and scholarly development to help faculty and staff become more competitive in the pursuit of external grants.   

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