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Conference on interdisciplinary Cherokee language and culture revitalization held at WCU

The 2nd Annual Teach What You Know, Share What You Have conference was held June 7-8, in the Bardo Arts Center.  

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Mountain Heritage Awards call for nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which recognize contributions of regional artists, nonprofit leaders, and an array of organizations for their commitment to Appalachian culture.  

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WCU collaborates with Cherokee Preservation Foundation on campuswide Cherokee exhibit planning project

A campuswide and community driven project will soon be underway to recenter Cherokee history and culture on WCU’s campus.   

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WCU Cherokee Language Program receives $11,700 donation for ECHT Project

WCU’s Cherokee Language Program recently received a $11,700 donation from the John W. Heisse Fund for Historic Preservation for the Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation Project.   

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College of Business unveils ‘Ideas with Impact’ series to showcase faculty engagement

The College of Business is rolling out a new effort that is designed to give members of the university community and external partners insight into the impact that faculty members are having outside the classroom.  

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WCU hosts 2023 Cherokee Language Summit

On Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, WCU hosted the 2023 Cherokee Language Summit in the Hinds University Center.  

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Faculty member, student lend helping hand in Cullowhee Community Garden

When WCU registrar Larry Hammer began working a garden plot with his family in the Cullowhee Community Garden, he realized that the water delivery system was not working like it needed to.  

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Annual Tuck River Cleanup slated for April 15

The annual Tuck River Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 15, with registration being held from 9-11 a.m. at Western Carolina University’s Alumni Tower.  

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Environmental Health Sciences program partners with local health departments for summer internships

This summer, students from the Environmental Health Sciences program will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience in health departments in eight of North Carolina’s westernmost counties.  

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