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History faculty assist Smoky Mountain students in recording oral histories locally, presenting nationally

“Mountain People, Mountain Lives” is a collection of 75 individuals’ stories as recorded by students and presented recently at the Oral History Association annual meeting in Utah.  


State Employees Combined Campaign reaches halfway point

This year's fundraising effort for charities already has raised more than $22,000 of the $34,000 goal.  

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Kids Art Day program being offered on Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

The theme for the program is “Art of the Senses” and topics include sonic art, tactile art, and gustatory and olfactory art.  


'Urinetown: The Musical' to be presented by School of Stage and Screen

Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 9, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Hoey Auditorium.  


Samantha Carter, Paolo Balladares announced as Homecoming royalty

The 2019 king and queen were recognized during halftime of WCU’s football game Saturday, Oct. 26.  


School of Music recitals, performances scheduled for campus

Events will be held throughout November and are free and open to the public.  


Renowned suicide expert to visit campus for public talk, student interaction

Thomas E. Joiner Jr. will address the topic 'Why People Die by Suicide' in the Blue Ridge Hall conference room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.  

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Impending rain forces cancellation of WCU's Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva

This evening parade – originally scheduled to start at 6 p.m. – will not be rescheduled.  

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Faculty invited to attend ‘Innovation Fridays,’ upcoming ‘Unconference’

Activities have been scheduled to allow faculty to seek out opportunities for collaborations with other faculty and to enhance the climate for innovation and research on campus.  

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