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Harvey Gantt to keynote April 10 ‘North Carolina in Dialogue’ symposium at WCU

Harvey Gantt, an architect and civil rights activist who formerly served as mayor of Charlotte and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be the keynote speaker for a daylong symposium at Western Carolina University – “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present and Future.”

Mountain Heritage Center to mark 36 years in H.F. Robinson Building with April 11 celebration

Friends and fans of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center are invited to drop by the museum Saturday, April 11, to join in a celebration and reflection on its 36 years of education and service in WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building and to learn about the museum’s upcoming move to WCU’s Hunter Library and its ultimate destination as the focal point of a new university visitor center.

New ‘part-way home’ project designed to help ex-students complete degrees at WCU

Western Carolina University is the recipient of $50,000 in funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration to create a program designed to help former college students who didn’t finish their bachelor’s degrees go back to school.

Smithsonian work group on Native American health, culture to hold three-day meeting at WCU

Native American scholars and activists from around the nation will gather with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution and several federal agencies for a three-day conference at Western Carolina University to discuss issues related to Native health and culture.

Students plan April 18 Habitat for Humanity event in Dillsboro

A group of 52 Western Carolina University students will be hosting a free event called the “Habitat for Humanity Spring Bloom and Build Festival,” from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, that they have been organizing and producing as a service learning project in their “Tourism Planning & Development” course.

News Briefs

  • Ever wonder what the plural of “conundrum” should be? Or whether a peculiar word not found in any dictionary is misspelled (more…) #
  • Two WCU faculty members – Tom Watterson from health and physical education and Debby Singleton, who teaches in health and physical education, and parks and recreation management – joined Melissa McKnight of the Jackson County Health Department in co-presenting a workshop recently at Smoky Mountain High School. (more…) #
  • The Sustainable Energy Initiative at Western Carolina University is seeking environmentally friendly proposals from WCU students, faculty and staff to improve the campus’ sustainability while providing educational value for students at the same time. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University will celebrate the diverse cultures and traditions of its international student population during the university’s 36th annual International Festival on Wednesday, April 8. (more…) #

April 1-7, 2015

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