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Psychology graduate student conducts research on issues of gender bias

When Hannah Leigh Buie completed her undergraduate degree in political science, she had no idea that her passion for advocacy and interest in institutional bias would lead her to a graduate degree and inspire her to study the relationship between humor, competency and gender.  


Purple Thunder drum line to perform during NBA All-Star weekend

Plans call for the percussion ensemble, along with members of cheer and dance squads, to perform at an event being billed as B/R x NC.   

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WCU holding Open House for prospective students, families Feb. 23

Afternoon activities will include general tours of campus, an opportunity to visit a residence hall and a variety of information sessions addressing topics such as paying for college.  


Ethics, confronting oppression to be topic of Jerry Jackson Lecture

Lee McBride of the College of Wooster will present “Ethics and Insurrection: Boldly Confronting Oppression” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  


Hillary Matthews joins university staff as associate auditor

The Sylva resident will share responsibility for on-campus audits, institutional risk assessment and compliance with a variety of laws, regulations and policies.  


Students, faculty, staff lead with love during ‘I Love WCU’ month

The WCU community can show its love for the university throughout February with social media posts, hand-written notes on paper hearts and financial contributions to help students.  


Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet celebrates 25 years 'and going strong'

The Sylva-based ensemble will present a concert marking two-and-a-half decades of music, travel and fun on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library.  

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Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions is the recipient of a major grant from the North Carolina General Assembly to aid in the preparation of future school leaders and administrators.  

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With most of the students who make up Western Carolina University’s surging enrollment arriving on campus with their own vehicles, they will need somewhere to park. That’s why the WCU Board of Trustees in September unanimously approved a design for a structured parking facility on an existing surface lot between Ramsey Regional Activity Center and Hennon Stadium, as well as the issuance of special obligation bonds to finance its construction.  

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