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WCU hosts first Social History in the Mountains Conference

Western Carolina University's first “Social History in the Mountains Conference” will spark discussions on topics from black apprentices and orphans after the Civil War to “dying traditions,” figuratively and literally. Evolving grave-digging practices in Tennessee is the subject of one research project to be presented, while others explore vanishing aspects of society and the way people live.
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Western delegation attends Campus Compact Conference

A student/faculty delegation from Western attended the 13th Annual North Carolina Campus Compact Conference at Appalachian State University on Nov. 5. With more than 240 students and faculty in attendance from colleges and universities from throughout the state, the event marked the largest Campus Compact conference in the program's history.
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500 gather at Western summit to tackle meth problem

Law enforcement officers from across North Carolina joined with state legislators, county and municipal officials, medical and social services professionals, and students and educators at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to examine strategies for curbing the rampant problem of methamphetamine.