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Pride of the Mountains calling for peace in 2018 production 'Now is the Time'

Members of WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band are issuing a plea for peace around the world through their 2018 production, titled “Now is the Time.”  


Cullowhee Canoe Slalom coming to Tuckaseigee River on Sept. 22

The Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22.  


LiveSafe app equips students, faculty, staff with safety tools at their fingertips

Thanks to an implementation of the LiveSafe app at Western Carolina University, students, faculty and staff members can feel safer while strolling across the Cullowhee campus.  


Employee Appreciation Day set for Sept. 6 at Ramsey Center

The annual Employee Appreciation Day for Western Carolina University faculty and staff members will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  


Facilities management employees honored during ceremony

Staff members from WCU’s Department of Facilities Management were honored recently during the department’s 2017-18 picnic and awards ceremony.  


Wells endows scholarship in honor of university's contribution to her life

Growing up in the Dix Gap community of 1920s Cullowhee, Katherine Brown Wells had a front-porch view of WCU as it evolved from start-up high school to junior college to full-fledged four-year institution.  


Bachelor of science degree in engineering gains prestigious ABET accreditation

Western Carolina University’s bachelor of science degree in engineering has gained accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the accreditor of programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.  


School of Music faculty talent to be showcased during recital

Western Carolina University’s School of Music begins a fall semester recital series Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the Faculty Showcase Recital.  


WCU biologist: Quality of WNC's fall leaf season hinges on turn to normal weather pattern

Beverly Collins combines her knowledge of forest ecology with observations of weather trends to assess the potential for a big leaf color season.  

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