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‘Global Celebrations of Living and Dying’ program set for Oct. 31, Nov. 3

A program focusing on “Global Celebrations of Living and Dying” will be held on the Western Carolina University campus over two evenings, Monday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 3, with presentations on diverse aspects of life and death as seen from biological, philosophical, religious and cultural viewpoints.

Faculty member’s bicycling fundraiser raises $1,040 for Biology Club

Darby Harris rode nearly 121 miles on his bicycle Saturday (Sept. 17) during a fundraiser for Western Carolina University’s student Biology Club, and in the process he burned 5,616 calories while climbing just over 26,000 feet in elevation. But he wasn’t quite done.

Faculty member’s ‘Mt. Everest Challenge’ to benefit Biology Club

A faculty member from Western Carolina University’s Department of Biology will be looking to climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest on his bicycle this coming Saturday (Sept. 17) as he raises money for WCU’s student Biology Club.

One-day workshops offered in macro-photography, Cataloochee Valley culture

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a couple of “Mountain Classroom” workshops in September that will focus on photography and on-site storytelling.

WCU prognosticator: Leaf color quality will hinge on temperature trends heading into fall

The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October.

Collins takes over as WCU’s official fall color forecaster

Beverly Collins is getting into the prognostication business this fall, but she won’t be trying to predict the outcome of college football games.

Faculty members to join in ‘Science at the Market Day’ at Jackson County Farmers Market

Two academic departments from Western Carolina University are partnering with the Jackson County Farmers Market to present the first “Science at the Market Day” on Saturday, April 16.

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