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International community host program ready for another successful semester

When the application deadline comes and goes on Friday, Sept. 21, Western Carolina University’s International Community Host Program, also known as “I-Host,” will be off to a successful start.  


Former U.S. attorney general provides prescription for divided nation during campus visit

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch provided a prescription for the nation’s political and racial divides as she delivered a keynote address before a group of WCU’s highest-achieving students.  


Nearly 237,000 students enrolled in UNC System across the state

More students are enrolled in the UNC System than ever before, thanks in part to a record-high freshman class, significant growth in transfer students and the highest number of graduate students in more than a decade.  


Mountain Heritage Day puts emphasis on old-fashioned fun while organizers stress safety

With Mountain Heritage Day, as with any gathering of large crowds on campus, the safety of guests is the top priority for organizers and staff.  

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Faculty Senate to hold Sept. 27 meeting at University Center

A regular business meeting of WCU's Faculty Senate will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Multipurpose Room at A.K. Hinds University Center.  


School of Stage and Screen presenting classic musical 'Cabaret'

The classic musical “Cabaret” will be staged Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, by the students and faculty of WCU's School of Stage and Screen.  


Clemson philosophy professor to present Jerry Jackson Lecture

Todd May, professor of philosophy at Clemson University, will visit Western Carolina University to speak as part of the Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities series.  


'To Write Love On Her Arms' founder will speak on campus

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of “To Write Love On Her Arms,” will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.  


Renowned sitar player to perform on campus

The sounds of sitar, the instrument that marked a definable moment in 1960s music and remains evocative of India, will return to Western Carolina University.  

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