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Students assist with Dillsboro Mobile Web App Promotion event April 26-27

Dillsboro merchants will show their appreciation to customers on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, by offering special discounts and door prizes accessed exclusively through Dillsboro’s mobile web application.

Faculty and students share research results, promotional ideas for Dillsboro

Dillsboro merchants, leaders and community members heard new ideas and saw sample materials for promoting their historic town during a recent meeting of the Dillsboro/WCU Partnership Committee.

Dillsboro event draws several hundred WCU faculty, staff, students

Approximately 250 Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students converged on the town of Dillsboro on Nov. 18 for “Destination: Dillsboro!”

Dillsboro to host Twitter-based scavenger hunt for WCU students

Guided by tweets and freshly made maps, Western Carolina University students will race against the clock, and each other, in a Twitter-based scavenger hunt Thursday, Nov. 18, as part of Destination: Dillsboro!, an appreciation event hosted by town merchants.

Dillsboro to hold WCU appreciation day Nov. 18

The town of Dillsboro will host Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students during a special event called “Destination: Dillsboro!” on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Designed to show Dillsboro’s appreciation for WCU, the event will feature merchants staying open late and offering free samples and discounts especially for the WCU community.

Dillsboro/WCU partnership committee meets

The Dillsboro/WCU partnership committee met Friday, Sept. 24, to discuss long-range strategic planning.

WCU assists with youth art festival in Dillsboro

Students and faculty from Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts are assisting with the Jackson County Green Energy Park’s third annual youth art festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 18, in Dillsboro.

Faculty, staff and students asked to complete survey about Dillsboro

Coming soon to an inbox near you is a survey designed to arm a committee of Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students with information to guide them in their ongoing efforts to assist the town of Dillsboro with economic development strategies.

Dillsboro/WCU partnership meeting set for April 29

Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students participating in a revitalization partnership effort with the Jackson County town of Dillsboro will present highlights of their ongoing projects during a community meeting Thursday, April 29.

Visitors get taste of town at Dillsboro on Display at WCU

Dillsboro on Display was held on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University on Monday, April 12, to showcase the town’s food, art, merchandise, music and culture.

Dillsboro on Display event to be held at WCU on April 12

Gift certificates, food and product samples, and door prizes will be given away at Dillsboro on Display, an event to be held at WCU on Monday, April 12, to showcase the food, art, merchandise, music and culture the historic town of Dillsboro has to offer.

Surveys mailed, workshop planned as part of Dillsboro/WCU partnership

Dillsboro business owners soon will receive surveys in the mail and be invited to participate in a workshop centered on using online social media tools to market their businesses. In addition, nearly two dozen businesses have signed up for an April 12 event at WCU designed to introduce or re-introduce them to the university community. These actions mark some of the first in direct response to 10 objectives recently established through a Dillsboro/Western Carolina University partnership to support community revitalization.

Faculty commit to helping achieve objectives to shore up Dillsboro economy

Western Carolina continued its pledge to Dillsboro recently by presenting town merchants and residents with 10 objectives meant to strengthen the town’s economic position.

WCU-Dillsboro partnership committee to give progress report Jan. 28

Members of a committee coordinating a revitalization partnership effort between Western Carolina University and the Jackson County town of Dillsboro will provide a progress report for the community at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Applegate Inn in Dillsboro.

Dillsboro community members tour campus

The developing partnership between WCU and Dillsboro took another step forward recently as town merchants and leaders visited campus to tour laboratories and other facilities, and to find out how WCU students are engaged in assisting the region.

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