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WCU’s fall color commentator predicts best leaf-looking season in years

Fall leaf color in the mountains of Western North Carolina should be the best it has been in a number of years because of generally drier-than-normal conditions during 2015.

Proposed QEP topics to be presented at Sept. 1 forum; vote set for Sept. 2-12

The power to choose the topic of focus for Western Carolina University’s next Quality Enhancement Plan rests with the WCU community, and a forum has been scheduled to outline the eight topics that will be put up for vote.

Forum provides update on reaccreditation, master plan, enrollment – and the links between them

Members of the Western Carolina University community gathered Monday, Aug. 24, for updates on three important topics for the year ahead, the first in an ongoing series of conversations about some of the issues that keep Chancellor David O. Belcher and other campus leaders awake late at night.

University to focus on sexual assault prevention, other compliance issues

Mary Ann Lochner, general counsel for Western Carolina University, repeatedly has characterized higher education as “the most heavily regulated industry in the United States.” Take the Americans with Disabilities Act as one lone example.

Steep Canyon Rangers to perform at WCU Friends of the Arts members-only concert

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass supergroup Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at a membership concert for the Western Carolina University Friends of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, on campus.

WCU Bookstore gets Energy Star certification

The Energy Star logo is frequently found on household appliances across the country. But rarely do you see it affixed to a building. Unless that building is the Western Carolina University Bookstore.

Noteworthy News

  • Western Carolina University’s School of Music begins its 2015-16 recital series on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the Faculty Showcase Recital. (more…) #
  • The sixth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 12. (more…) #
  • An exhibition of works by Cathryn Griffin, professor of photography at Western Carolina University, continues on display through Friday, Sept. 25, at the university’s Fine Art Museum in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. (more…) #
  • LIFE@WesternCarolina, Western Carolina University’s lifelong learning institute, is beginning its second year with a series of educational sessions for Western North Carolina residents 50 and older who are interested in enriching their lives through the pursuit of knowledge. (more…) #
  • Sarah Sneed, a resident of Cherokee’s Birdtown community who earned her law degree at Harvard Law School, will visit the Western Carolina University campus Wednesday, Sept. 2, to deliver the sixth annual Public Lecture on Indian Health. (more…) #

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