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Award-winning journalist to deliver WCU’s annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture in Cherokee Studies

Rebecca Nagle will deliver the annual lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at WCU’s University Center Theater and again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.   

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Step back in time for WCU's Homecoming week

WCU will be hosting various Homecoming events leading up to the home football game on Saturday, Nov. 5, against Wofford.  

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"The Rocks" Ribbon Cutting

On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.  

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Mountain Heritage Center opens ‘Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories’ exhibit Sept. 1

“Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” explores off-reservation boarding schools in a kaleidoscope of voices.   

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New Student Convocation 2022 keynote speaker announced

Jacquelyn D. Hallum has been chosen as keynote speaker for the New Student Convocation.  

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Annual native plant conference returns to campus

WCU will host the annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, bringing an international contingent of botanists and gardening enthusiasts to campus, July 20-23.  

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Mountain Heritage Center to present ‘mini’ Mountain Heritage Day-style event

The Mountain Heritage Center will hold a crafts demonstration and music performance on campus Wednesday, July 20.   

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Native plant symposium returns to Highlands Botanical Gardens

The Highlands Botanical Gardens will resume its annual native plant symposium on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at two locations.   

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Mountain Heritage Day announces award-winning music headliners

Becky Buller Band and Mountain Heart will be the headline musical acts for this year’s Mountain Heritage Day.  

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