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WNC fall color may be spotty, but last longer, says WCU’s foliage prognosticator

The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development.

WCU, UNC system taking steps to improve campus safety

With the addition earlier this year of a new position in the University Police Department responsible for compliance with federal reporting requirements regarding campus crime, Western Carolina University is at the forefront of addressing recommendations from the University of North Carolina system designed to improve campus safety.

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Provost encourages faculty and staff to ‘step forward’

Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar highlighted in her Opening Assembly remarks initiatives to strengthen curriculum and online work flow processes, grants support and success, the university-wide reaccreditation process and support for faculty and staff to “step forward” to lead and to share their ideas and perspectives.

Dirty Guv’nahs to perform free concert at WCU Big Birthday Bash on Aug. 26

Southern rock band the Dirty Guv’nahs will perform a free concert at Western Carolina University’s Big Birthday Bash in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Constitution Day panel discussion set for Sept. 17

The Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute will host a panel discussion titled “Are Two Better than One? Comparing our Rights (and Responsibilities) under the North Carolina and United States Constitutions” on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Artist Gary Kachadourian’s “Forest/City” to fill gallery at WCU Fine Art Museum

An installation by artist Gary Kachadourian that “re-manufactures” the great outdoors overtaking an urban environment will inhabit the entire main gallery and part of the lobby of the WCU Fine Art Museum. The exhibit opens Thursday, Aug. 21, and features an artist talk and reception at 5 p.m.

News Briefs

  • A post on a WCU Facebook page, “Jan O'Brien, beloved ‘sharing is caring’ dining hall treasure, is alive and well, despite a rumor this morning to the contrary,” inspired more than 500 likes and more than 60 comments. (more…) #
  • WCU football will host two giveaway events and a ticket sale in celebration of WCU’s 125th anniversary. (more…) #
  • The WCU community welcomed thousands of students to campus during the weekend preceding the first day of classes on Aug. 18. See photos from the 2014 Valley Ballyhoo and Freshman Move-In Day on WCU’s Flickr site. (more…) #
  • The 10th Biennial Personalist Seminar held at WCU Aug. 11-15 attracted about two dozen participants who came not only from universities across the United States but also from Denmark and South Africa. (more…) #
  • The special 72-page fall edition of The Magazine of Western Carolina University is now available online with a host of stories and vintage photographs that pay homage to the university’s 125th anniversary. (more…) #
  • A full house of 150 film lovers laughed, cried and cheered student-created films in the Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival held Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley on the Cashiers-Highlands Plateau. (more…) #

Aug. 20-27, 2014

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