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Homecoming events include concert by Grammy winner T-Pain, 'wellRED' comedy show

T-Pain, the winner of two Grammy Awards, and Blackbear will be the co-headliners at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  


Catamount student-athletes benefit from generosity of alumni

Who knew an upgraded weight room with a new “cool factor” could be such a game-changer for a group of college athletes? David and Marie Brinkley did, and that’s why they donated more than $400,000 to make WCU’s weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Fieldhouse a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility.  


Construction industry safety training offered at Biltmore Park

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a course in “Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Construction Industry Training” at the university's Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  


Traditional music series to kick off with concert by Blount, Hargreaves

The 2018-19 season of the First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series will get underway Thursday, Oct. 4, with a concert featuring traditional musicians Jake Blount and Tatiana Hargreaves.  


College of Business team receives Academy of Management award

A team of educators in the College of Business at Western Carolina University have won the Academy of Management’s Benedictine University Award for outstanding scholar-practitioner collaboration research.  

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Photography Services schedules session for faculty, staff portraits

The staff of Photography Services at WCU has scheduled an open studio to take professional head shots of university faculty and staff.  


Chancellor search committee looks to have finalist named by end of academic year

The committee leading the search for WCU's next chancellor approved a timeline that is designed to have a slate of three finalists on the desk of UNC System President Margaret Spellings and a new chancellor named by the end of the current academic year.  


Eastern Band of Cherokee's ties to WCU landscape commemorated with unveiling of 'wi' sculpture

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to WCU were commemorated as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the unveiling of a sculpture.  


Mountain Heritage Day coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, on campus

Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, takes place on campus Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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