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Mountain Heritage Day 5K set for Sept. 28 with new course highlights

Proceeds from registration fees go toward the Cory David Spaugh Sports Management Association Scholarship.   

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Resource drive underway for Hurricane Dorian victims in Bahamas

WCU’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is partnering with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning to assist with storm relief.  


Town hall on opioid and addiction crisis, potential solutions, coming up on campus

The free event is a partnership between WCU’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and the Jackson County Community Foundation.  


Campus and community volunteers are backbone of university's biggest public event

The 45th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, on fields behind the Cordelia Camp Building.  

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New, improved faculty/staff newsletter to be unveiled soon

Faculty and staff members are asked to take a brief survey in which they will have five choices to rename the new and improved news email.  


Sigma Xi presents 'Science Cafe' event on group behavior in Sylva

Andrew Penland, assistant professor in math and computer science, will discuss “Groups Without Leaders.'  


Open forum to provide updates on strategic plan, enrollment, campus construction

The informational gathering will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.  


ABC News' John Quiñones speaks about journey out of poverty, value of vulnerability

He delivered keynote remarks for the fall semester chancellor's list ceremony held at the Bardo Arts Center.  


US News and World Report includes university in annual 'best of' rankings

The publication's lists are based on information collected from nearly 1,400 institutions during spring 2019 via an annual statistical survey.  

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