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Town hall on opioid and addiction crisis opens doors to potential solutions

Attendees at the recent forum heard about the devastating impacts and discussed realistic ideas for prevention, treatment and recovery in the community.  


One Book author Celeste Headlee to visit for discussion about civil discourse

All of WCU's first-year students received a copy of her book, “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter'  


Memorial service set for history faculty member Gerald Schwartz

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on campus from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.  

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Wright works with TED team to produce animated lesson

Laura Wright, professor in WCU’s Department of English, was nominated as a “TED Talk educator” and worked with a team at the nonprofit organization to create a collaborative lesson on Indian author Arundhati Roy’s novel “The God of Small Things.”  


Finding roots: Mountain symposium attracts largest crowd in its decade-long run

The event theme of “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology” was topical and philosophical, reflecting both the changing landscape of Southern Appalachia and attitudes toward the natural resources of the mountains.  


Cooper Lecture will focus on Eastern Band's 'sovereign entrepreneurs'

Courtney A. Lewis, assistant professor in the University of South Carolina’s Department of Anthropology and Institute for Southern Studies, will speak at WCU and in Cherokee.  

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Latinx Heritage Month includes talk on 'Education Without Borders'

Lamberto Roque Hernandez, a writer, artist and educator, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the A.K. Hinds University Center theater.  


Philosophy and Religion Department’s Hale presenting public talks

Upcoming presentations, exploring questions of religious belief and secularism in contemporary life, are scheduled for 6 p.m. on both Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Sylva.  


Staff Senate adds to expressions of gratitude to former provost

Representatives of WCU's staff approved a resolution Friday, Sept. 27, specifically calling out Alison Morrison-Shetlar’s emphasis on the role of staff and the importance of professional development opportunities.  

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