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Jim Harrison, Robert Morgan headline Western’s Spring Literary Festival

Jim Harrison, wide-ranging author of “Legends of the Fall,” and Western North Carolina native Robert Morgan, author of the best-selling novel “Gap Creek,” headline a group of critically acclaimed writers who will be heading to Cullowhee to participate in Western Carolina University's second annual Spring Literary Festival, set for Tuesday, March 30, through Thursday, April 1.
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Latest Western expansion provides sanctuary to student groups

“Prepare me a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true.” With those words sung by Western Carolina University’s Inspirational Choir, the university community paused Monday, Jan. 12, to celebrate completion of work on a building that provides sanctuary for Western’s increasingly diverse student body.
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Western’s musical play “Mother Divine” goes on the air in New York City

After a rousing send-off in Cullowhee, complete with a series of sold-out performances and a wildly successful fund-raising auction, the cast and crew of “Mother Divine” launched Western Carolina University faculty member Laurel Vartabedian’s musical comedy at the Greenwich House Theatre in New York on Aug. 8 during FringeNYC, the city’s seventh annual international multi-arts festival.