Day: September 30, 2011

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WCU begins process of searching for its next provost

As Western Carolina University begins the 2011 fall term, the search for a new provost begins as well. Beth Tyson Lofquist has filled the position of interim provost since July 11, a vacancy created by the departure of former provost Kyle R. Carter, who assumed the position of chancellor at […]

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Back-to-back fires damage a business and an apartment

A fire on Sept. 12 destroyed the Fireplace Tavern (formerly Annie’s Food and Spirits) and heavily damaged the adjacent Aztex gas station. Both businesses are located at 21 Steeple Drive in Sylva along U.S. Hwy. 74 East. The fire was reported at 3:48 a.m. after nearby residents heard “an explosion” […]

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WCU grad hired as Sylva’s Main Street Economic Development Director

It’s not often that an N.C. State undergraduate chooses Western Carolina University for their graduate degree studies. However, newly hired Main Street Economic Development Director Paige Roberson did just that. After graduating from N.C. State with an undergraduate degree in economics, Roberson worked at local state house representative Phil Harris’ […]

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‘I Hate Hamlet’ will be at Hoey Auditorium Oct. 5-8

“I Hate Hamlet,” the story of an actor in career limbo, will kick off the 2011-12 University Theatre Mainstage season at Western Carolina University. Show dates for “I Hate Hamlet” are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8, in WCU’s Hoey Auditorium. Written in 1991 by Paul Rudnick, “I Hate Hamlet” […]

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WCU alum takes knowledge learned in Cullowhee to Turner Broadcasting

It didn’t take long for Joe Mullins, a 2008 Western Carolina University graduate, to apply what he learned in Cullowhee to a job in the “real world”. Mullins graduated from WCU in May of 2008 with a B.S. degree in Broadcast Communications and a minor in Broadcast Sales. In June […]

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Before They Were Educators: Dr. Bruce Frazier

There are many talented composers and conductors. However, it takes great talent and patience to teach those skills to students. One of those people possessed with talent for teaching and the skill required to do so is Dr. Bruce Frazier, Professor in the School of Music, who joined the Western […]

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WCU brings fast-rising comic Bo Burnham to campus Oct. 26

Comedian Bo Burnham will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. Burnham rose to fame in 2006, while still in high school, after posting YouTube videos of himself in his bedroom performing autobiographical songs such as […]

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The Grascals bring contemporary bluegrass to WCU on Oct. 9

Grammy-nominated bluegrass musicians the Grascals will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The show, “Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin,’” is a musical tribute to 1960s sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show.” The Grascals’ performance is […]

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Student Government Association Senate considering new resolutions

A leaner Student Government Association Senate has taken office for the 2011-12 school year. This year, the SGA Senate is smaller, going from 36 Senators to 12 Senators due to budget cuts. Student Body Vice President Alicia Page, who is over the Senate, is not concerned about the cut backs. […]

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Bear sightings on campus prompt warnings from campus officials

Two black bear sightings were reported on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 20, marking the second and third time that a bear had been seen on campus this semester. In all the occasions, the bears left the campus area and did not come into conflict with the campus population. “Is not […]