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Let Us Paws in Celebration

Paws, the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, makes the holiday spirit contagious in WCU’s traditional season’s greetings video to cam...
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Amanda Muse | WCUInspires

Amanda Muse is one of very few female snare drum players who perform at the highest levels of marching band. After overcoming stereotypes and physical challenge...
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Back to School

In a flurry of activities and events, Western Carolina University says “welcome home” to new and returning students for the 2016-17 academic year.
February 29, 2016

From Ruin to Renew

Once the location of the campus hangout, The Townhouse, and later to other campus treasures, the string of buildings along Centennial Drive was damaged beyond reasonable repair by a fire in 2013. A mixed-use facility named Noble Hall rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes in these photos.
Washington State University faculty member Lynne Carpenter-Boggs (front, left) and graduate student Cece Crosby (front, right) measure the area where a body will be placed to decompose while three others look on – (back, from left) WCU forensic anthropology student Jessica Walker and faculty member Cheryl Johnston, and Urban Death Project founder Katrina Spade.

Video: Explaining the Urban Death Project

“The idea behind the Urban Death Project is to bring nature into the cities, because I think all cities need a deeper connection to nature and all of us who live in cities can benefit from that.” -- Katrina Spade, founder, Urban Death Project
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Snow Slideshow

Students chilled out with activities and relaxation in the one-to-two-inch snow accumulation on the Western Carolina University campus on Wednesday, January 20.
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Mountain Faith delivers WCU holiday tune

Fresh off their appearance as semifinalists on the popular television show "America's Got Talent," the members of bluegrass band Mountain Faith eagerly accepted an invitation to perform for WCU's annual holiday video greeting card.