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Samantha Carter, Paolo Balladares announced as Homecoming royalty

The 2019 king and queen were recognized during halftime of WCU’s football game Saturday, Oct. 26.  


School of Music recitals, performances scheduled for campus

Events will be held throughout November and are free and open to the public.  


Renowned suicide expert to visit campus for public talk, student interaction

Thomas E. Joiner Jr. will address the topic 'Why People Die by Suicide' in the Blue Ridge Hall conference room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.  

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Impending rain forces cancellation of WCU's Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva

This evening parade – originally scheduled to start at 6 p.m. – will not be rescheduled.  

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Faculty invited to attend ‘Innovation Fridays,’ upcoming ‘Unconference’

Activities have been scheduled to allow faculty to seek out opportunities for collaborations with other faculty and to enhance the climate for innovation and research on campus.  

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García-Castañón presents paper at conference in Latvia

Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, presented the paper “Escribir poesía y enseñar poesía: la experiencia del poeta-docente en los Estados Unidos (Writing Poetry and Teaching Poetry: The Experience of the Poet-Educator in the US)” at the V Conference on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language that took place in Riga, Latvia, on Oct. 19-20.    

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Menickelli, Cooper publish study on concussion risk in journal

Justin Menickelli, WCU associate professor of health and physical education, and Chris Cooper, WCU’s Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, published a study titled “Analysis and Comparison of Lateral Head Impacts Using Various Golf Discs and a Hybrid III Head Form” in the scientific journal Sports Biomechanics.  

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Bobilya co-authors article on benefits of summer camp

Andrew Bobilya, professor in WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program, recently co-authored an article titled “Benefits of Summer Camp: What Do Parents Value?” that was published in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership.  

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Szabo performs in Armenia with WCIT World Orchestra

Zsolt Szabo, assistant professor of trombone and euphonium in WCU’s School of Music, performed in Yerevan, Armenia, on Oct. 6 as a member of the World Congress on Information Technology World Orchestra.  

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