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Western announces launch of Cherokee Studies program, Web site

Western announces the launch of the official Cherokee Studies program and Web site. Uniquely located amidst rich cultural and academic resources, the interdisciplinary program exists in partnership with the Native American and Cherokee, N.C. community. Western’s Cherokee Center is an integral part of the program, offering services to tribal and non-tribal residents of Cherokee and the surrounding communities since 1975.
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Western Carolina’s Chancellor Bardo hosts regional roundtable discussion groups

Dozens of community leaders joined Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo and university faculty and staff for recent roundtable discussions in Hendersonville (June 12) and Murphy (June 13). “Western is making a significant effort to reposition itself as an engaged university,” the chancellor said, “and that means looking for ways to define problems and find solutions in cooperation with the communities we serve.”