Department of Political Science and Public Affairs

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Congressman urges students to get involved, make a difference

Invoking the words of President John F. Kennedy, who urged Americans to ask what they could do to help their country, U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler challenged Western Carolina University students to get involved in their campus and home communities, instead of simply sitting back and letting government do all the work.
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WCU Public Policy Institute to sponsor Youth Congress on April 5

Students from across Western North Carolina will get a chance to voice their opinions on a variety of local, state and federal government issues while receiving an interactive lesson on the legislative process when they convene in a youth assembly Saturday, April 5, in the Asheville Civic Center Banquet Hall.