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Veterans’ Day speaker campaigns for recognition of war dogs

A Vietnam veteran who served as a handler with dogs trained for hazardous duty during the war says the dogs have never received the recognition or the honors they deserve. Perry Money, who worked with his dog “Missy” in Vietnam during the summer of 1970, was the featured speaker for a Veterans' Day program at Western on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the A.K. Hinds University Center.
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Summit at Western examines community, civic engagement

Although Western Carolina University is focusing much of its institutional energies these days on fostering regional economic development and preparing students for successful careers, higher education must never abandon its traditional responsibility of producing educated citizens.
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Western Carolina faculty visit partner school in Ireland

Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, director of international programs and services, Maurice Phipps, professor of health and human performance, and Bradford Sims, associate professor of construction management, visited colleagues and three Western students at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, the university's partner school in Galway, Ireland.
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Regional development center analyzes Western’s economic impact

What are the economic and social ramifications of a university with 8,400 students, 455 faculty members, and 790 staff members – with more on the way? That's exactly what Western's Center for Regional Development is attempting to determine through a project designed to demonstrate the university's impact on Western North Carolina and beyond.