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Communication sciences to offer new Biltmore Park speech clinic for people who stutter

Western Carolina University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will begin offering a new specialized clinic for children and adults who stutter. The clinic will be located at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, beginning in August on Wednesdays and Fridays.  


Performance lineup released for Mountain Heritage Day 2018

Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced scheduled performers and unveiled a new website for the 2018 festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.  


English Department's Catherine Carter receives top prize at Applewhite Poetry Contest

Catherine Carter, a professor of English at Western Carolina University, is the winner of the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize.  


Sunday Cinema Series to feature performances from London, Moscow

A new series of screenings featuring pre-recorded live performances from London and Moscow will be coming to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   

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Finalist withdraws, chancellor search process put on temporary hold

Patricia B. Kaemmerling and J. Bryant Kinney, co-chairs of the committee conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor, have been notified that the finalist who was put forward for approval by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has withdrawn from consideration for the position.  


Cherokee students learn about college life at Judaculla Camp

An event two years in the making, Western Carolina University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Education and Training Program partnered this summer to host the first Judaculla Camp.  

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Vendors to display, sell native plants on last day of conference

Fifteen vendors from around the country will bedisplaying a varietyof native plants from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – the final day of the 35th annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Western Carolina University's Office of Research Administration has released a compilation of grants awarded at WCU during June 2018.   


WCU becomes Yellow Ribbon Program participating school

Western Carolina University is now a Yellow Ribbon Program participating school, which will help eligible military-affiliated students with tuition costs.  

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