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WCU offering monthly photography classes in Cullowhee, Asheville

WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a series of monthly photography classes in Cullowhee and Asheville beginning in October and continuing through May.

‘Militarization’ of American policing to be focus of Oct. 7 forum

Local police departments’ use of military weaponry, SWAT and decommissioned military gear, known as the “militarization” of American policing, and its impact on communities, the general public and police officers will be the focus of a forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, at WCU.

Art education students host activities for children Oct. 29 at WCU

Color-mixing experiments are among the activities planned for children who are signed up for an art day on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Western Carolina University.

‘Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’ to feature song, improv, comedy at WCU on Oct. 24

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will bring an evening of musical comedy improvisation to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

WCU’s fall foliage forecaster says outlook improving for WNC leaf-peepers

The outlook for a bright leaf season is improving, as Western Carolina University fearless fall foliage forecaster Kathy Mathews has updated her prediction about the quality of the annual color show, based on changing conditions in the mountains.

NC Senate candidates debate Thursday

The final event in a debate series sponsored by WCU’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will feature Jim Davis and Jane Hipps.

‘WCU Flip the Prison Day’ underway

So many people from WCU volunteered to help with the transformation of an old prison in Haywood County into a soup kitchen, homeless shelter and halfway house that project organizers are designating Friday, Sept. 26, as "WCU Flip the Prison Day."

WCU astronomer hosting Oct. 8 eclipse viewing at Jackson County Airport

A WCU astronomer will host a “star party” at the Jackson County Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 8, to give the public a chance to observe a total lunar eclipse.

WCU engineer Steffen assists with Asheville public art project

Artists Alex Irvine and Ian Wilkinson want their mural in Asheville to have an impact – just not the kind that would involve 50-pound tiles tumbling to the street below.

WCU designated ‘military-friendly school’ after national survey

The university has been recognized as a 2015 “Military-Friendly School” by a company that surveys 7,000 schools nationwide to rate the services they provide to military students.

Auditions set for radio production of ‘Robin Hood’

Open auditions are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, for Western Carolina University’s 2015 spring semester staged radio broadcast of “Robin Hood – The Legacy.”

Student proposals sought for third Discovery Forum

Western Carolina University will host its third annual Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

New WCU Board of Visitors to hold first meetings

The inaugural class of the newly formed Board of Visitors at Western Carolina University will hold its first meetings and elect a slate of officers Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2 and 3.

Accountancy program fall banquet to feature N.C. state auditor

The annual fall banquet for WCU’s accountancy program will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Waynesville Inn in Waynesville.

Music of Paris to be featured in Tuesday concert

The music and musicians of Paris will be featured Tuesday, Sept. 30, as WCU faculty clarinetist Shannon Thompson presents “La Clarinette de Paris."

‘Serena’ reading roundtables to be held Sept. 23-24

WCU students will discuss the One Book program’s reading selection for the 2014-15 academic year – the novel “Serena” by WCU’s Ron Rash – at reading roundtable events billed as the “biggest book club of your life” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

WCU on Tour heading to Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh

University representatives are packing up and going on the road to Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh to help prospective students in those areas get a feel for campus life.

Mainstage season opening Wednesday

School of Stage and Screen students and faculty will present "Elemeno Pea," a comedy exploring a wealthy world of infinity pools, Bentleys and yacht clubs with men in pink pants.

Panel discussion on Sept. 30 will focus on human trafficking

The Global Spotlight Series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs continues Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a panel discussion about human trafficking.

MBA students develop export business plans for NC companies

International business counselors and representatives from six North Carolina companies said they are impressed with export business plans created for them by Western Carolina University students from the master’s degree program in business administration.

Professor edits new book featuring work by American author H.D.

Annette Debo, professor of English at Western Carolina University, wrote the introduction and edited a new book of short stories and poems by author H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) titled "Within the Walls and What Do I Love?"

Debate series to continue with NC House candidates

The second in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23.

WCU ranked among best in South by US News & World Report

Western Carolina is listed among the region’s top colleges in two categories in the recently released 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook.

Learning institute LIFE@WesternCarolina off to strong start

LIFE@WesternCarolina, WCU’s lifelong learning institute, is now underway with 87 individuals registered to attend seminars in Cullowhee and at Biltmore Park Town Square.

Library hosting Sept. 26 spoken-word event

Poet and teacher Matthew Foley of Charleston, S.C., will present a free workshop centered on mixing humor and lightheartedness with serious topics and social commentary.

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Silent No More Week set for Sept. 22-26 on WCU campus

WCU will host Silent No More Week to encourage community members to speak up against sexual violence and help individuals realize personal responsibilities to end sexual violence.

Award-winning California teacher to speak Sept. 29

Dave Burgess, an award-winning educator and author from San Diego, California, will give a presentation about his innovative teaching techniques at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU.

Rooted in the Mountains symposium focusing on climate change

Cherokee traditionalist Pat Moss and Appalachian Voices representative Amy Adams will be the keynote speakers for the Rooted in the Mountains symposium, set for Thursday and Friday.

Constitution Day panel discussion to be held Sept. 17

The Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute will host a panel discussion titled "Are Two Better than One? Comparing our Rights (and Responsibilities) under the North Carolina and United States Constitutions" on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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