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Western holds commencement for 500 students

Members of Western Carolina University's newest graduating class were encouraged to use their voices to keep alive the freedoms guaranteed through the First Amendment as the university held commencement exercises for approximately 500 students Saturday, Dec. 17.
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New “Purple and Gold” alumni magazine launched at Western

“Our Purple and Gold,” Western's alumni newsletter, has taken on a new life as a 32-page full-color magazine that went into the mail last week. The magazine features nationally known comedian Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show on NBC,” on the front cover and includes a major story about the new Fine and Performing Arts Center's gala opening on Oct. 22 with Leno as headliner.