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North Carolina Data Dashboard gains momentum in first three months

Since its launch by Western Carolina University in June, the North Carolina Data Dashboard has proven to be an effective and reliable source of information about the westernmost counties, say those involved with the project.  

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Global Spotlight Series will feature faculty prognostications

Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on global prognostications by faculty Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Forsyth Building.  


Stuttering, fluency disorders information sessions set at Biltmore Park

Western Carolina University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is offering free information sessions for anyone interested in stuttering and fluency disorders Monday, Oct. 22, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  


Outdoor recreation professionals gather on campus for conference

The lack of broadband internet access in rural areas of Western North Carolina and the quest to find long-term employees for outdoor recreation-related businesses were a couple of the challenging issues highlighted as WCU hosted its inaugural Outdoor Economy Conference.  


Pride of the Mountains hosting 18th annual high school marching band tournament

Twenty-two of the top high school marching bands from the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee will be competing at the 18th annual Tournament of Champions, which will be hosted by WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.  


Fastest paddlers listed from ninth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

Results have been announced from the Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a paddling competition held recently on the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus.  


Journalist Rosa Clemente to speak at University Center on Oct. 23

Political commentator, community organizer and independent journalist Rosa Clemente will be Western Carolina University’s Civil Discourse Speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.  


Sylva storyteller to perform in conjunction with 'The Way We Worked' exhibit

Sylva storyteller Gary Carden will perform his iconic “Blow the Tannery Whistle” on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the ongoing “The Way We Worked” exhibit being hosted by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.  

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Love for Cats keep Greeks coming back

It’s all in the family for Amy Kilby, Samir Hafiz and Jerry Matheny when it comes time to shake the money tree for Western Carolina University’s student-athletes. All three are enthusiastic participants in WCU’s Greek Challenge – now in its fifth season – which rallies members of past and present fraternities and sororities at WCU to pony up big bucks and to join the Catamount Club all in support of athletic scholarships.   

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