Day: December 7, 2010

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Johnston’s “Rent” brings a taste of Broadway to WCU

For anyone who has never experienced a live Broadway play, seeing “Rent” at the WCU Fine and Performing Arts Center was probably the next best thing. As the FPAC ticket box sold out of orchestra seating, the seats filled up at each premiere of “Rent”, beginning on Wednesday Nov. 17, […]

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WCU MPA student lands internship with federal homeless agency

Emily Ball, a graduate student in Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in public affairs, is gaining hands-on experience this fall through an internship with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. The council is the government agency responsible for developing and implementing the Obama administration’s recently released strategic plan to […]

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Jones coordinates student trip to movie set

Scenic shop assistants and students in a scenic technology class taught by Luther Jones, technical director for Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, recently traveled to Vonore, Tenn., where the movie “Alone, Yet Not Alone” was being filmed and met with the film’s producer. A period film, the […]

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Alpha Pi Omega Sorority begins at WCU

The country’s oldest and largest Native American greek letter organization is now on the campus of Western Carolina University. Under the direction of Ashley Oxendine, Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., initiated six new members at WCU, forming the school’s first multicultural Greek organization. The six women represent 4 tribes, including […]

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Cold temperatures has WCU students preparing, thinking about winter

“This weather is crazy and I never know what to wear. It’s cold one minute and hot the next,” said Shannon Lockamy a senior at WCU. The unpredictable weather this season has many students feeling like this. With morning temperatures being in the 30’s or low 40’s and afternoon temperatures […]

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UNC System funding could change

Along with budget cuts and tuition rises across the state, the UNC system wants to rethink the way it is currently funding campuses and programs in North Carolina. The new model could reward high-performing campuses with more funds while taking away funders from lower-performing universities. If this new model is […]

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Release of grades policy changed

The way Western Carolina University students receive their grades at the end of every semester has changed. According to Larry Hammer, University Registrar, effective this semester course final grades will not be not be available in MyCat prior to the university’s deadline for instructors to submit final grades to students […]

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N.C. moving against alcoholic energy drinks

The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission voted on Thursday to allow retailers to return the drinks to wholesalers for refunds and to begin drawing up rules to enhance the commission’s ability to regulate alcoholic beverages that also contain stimulants. Commission Chairman Jon Williams said that the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Wong sentenced to life in Blanton trial, students react

Nearly two and a half years after North Carolina Highway Patrol State Trooper Shawn Blanton was murdered on Interstate 40 in Haywood County, the court case against Edwardo Wong, his murderer, finally ended. Blanton, a native of the Cherokee area, was the first member of The Eastern Band of Cherokee […]

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SGA keeping busy as semester winds down

The Student Government Association (SGA) is planning many activities for the student body for the end of the semester, particularly dealing with how to get students to voice their opinions. Forums will be held in the University Center for students to attend and tell the SGA and university officials what […]