Day: April 20, 2010

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WCU celebrates the opening of Courtyard Dining Hall

The WCU Board of Trustees and Chancellor John W. Bardo celebrated the opening of a new Dining hall now regarded as one of the finest in the Southeast on Thursday March 11. A dedication ceremony was held on Thursday morning, and many members of the university community attended. The dedication […]

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Underage drinking-Mom and Dad’s business too?

Several schools all over the nation are reviewing their policy and notifying parents about their kid’s underage drinking offenses. Schools such as Virginia Tech have started to notify parents when their child received an underage drinking ticket. Alcohol always has been part of the college experience, but is it really […]

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WCU wins $100,000 grant to enhance construction management program

Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology has been awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant from the National Housing Endowment to further develop construction management programs with an emphasis on land development. “More than 40 programs from the best institutions from across the country applied for this grant. […]

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Burton’s new Alice in Wonderland slightly disappointing

  “Alice in Wonderland,” had its successful moments, but overall it was surprisingly sluggish. Excluding Johnny Depp, the film seemed more like a Burton imitation than something he actually did himself.              “Alice” also had the bad luck of being the first major 3-D release to come out after “Avatar”, […]

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Ceramicist Don Reitz to speak and demonstrate work April 6

  Internationally acclaimed ceramicist Don Reitz will visit the campus of Western Carolina University on Tuesday, April 6, to demonstrate and discuss his work in clay. Reitz will give informal clay demonstrations from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. He […]

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Deaf comedian performs at WCU

  Knock Knock? Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you going to get to read this review about the awesome CJ Jones?  Well maybe that wasn’t the best of jokes, but the performance of CJ Jones was anything but a joke.             On Tuesday, March 9CJ Jones graced the UC […]

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WCAT launches online site with special concert

    WCAT, the cable radio station for Western Carolina University, has never really had much success. Now, the station has taken off in a whole new way. On Saturday night, March 13, in the UC Grand Room, WCAT hosted a concert starring rapper Eden “Eprhyme” Pearlstein and Rabbi Shir […]

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Caudell excels at N.C. Press Association contest

    The Western Carolinian’s editor-in-chief is continuing to make name for himself in the journalism industry before he graduates next year. Justin Caudell, who got an early start as a part-time reporter for his hometown newspaper the Crossroads Chronicle in 2003, received two N.C. Press Association awards on Thursday, […]

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WCU hosting exhibit of work by art and design faculty

                Western Carolina University will present the School of Art and Design biennial faculty exhibition from Wednesday, March 24, through Saturday, May 8, at the Fine Art Museum. The exhibit, titled “System + Structure, will open with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 24. The exhibit […]

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Growing Up Professional: Ruby Peoples

  (Editor’s Note: The following is part two of an ongoing series of articles that will profile how former and current Western Carolina University students use their education received at WCU.) Ruby Burns Peoples graduated summa cum laude from Western Carolina University in May 2008 with a Bachelors degree in […]