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Homecoming 2008

Homecoming is a chance for WCU students, past and present, to join together in the spirit of camaraderie and commonality. Each year, Homecoming presents several events to the community including a Homecoming Parade in Sylva, the Homecoming football game, a Spirit Night the previous evening, and competitive events for current students.
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WCU employees are first to see results of branding campaign

Armed with a year’s worth of research conducted by one of the nation’s leading higher education marketing firms, Western Carolina University unveiled a new institutional branding campaign Wednesday, Oct. 1, with faculty and staff the first to see new concepts for university marketing and promotions.
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Professor urges students to participate, to matter

As a former racer, I really enjoyed watching this year’s Olympic whitewater event. It was exciting, and I cheered for the U.S. athletes whom I knew as kids back in 1996. However, no matter how close the race was, no matter how dramatic the finish was, it was nothing compared to the feeling of sitting in the starting gate at the Olympic trials hearing, “Five, four, three, two…” Being a participant is simply more powerful than being a spectator.
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WCU to begin monthly tests of campus siren system Aug. 26

Ready….set….WHOOP! On the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon, beginning Aug. 26, police at Western Carolina University will be testing the university’s new siren system. During each test, people on and around the WCU campus should hear a high-pitched, repetitive whooping sound for about three minutes.