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The School of Music presents composer Fred Hamilton

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm Western Carolina University’s School of Music hosted Fred Hamilton, guitarist and composer, to perform at the Recital Hall in Coulter. According to the program pamphlet, Hamilton was a former educator of undergraduate and graduate jazz improvisation from 1989-2017 at the University of North […]

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Glassworks Exhibit Explores Elements of Time

The Western Carolina University Fine Arts Museum is featuring “Time and Again: Glassworks by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post.” The exhibition will last through May 1, 2020. Post and Paulson use various techniques to construct glass into pieces that explore time, history, memory and the antique. Many of the pieces […]

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Easy as “One, Two, Three”

Western Carolina University “waltzeds” to the leader board at the Cackalacky Ballroom Challenge. On Feb. 8, the WCU Ballroom Dance Club traveled to Raleigh for their first dance competition of the decade, and they had one of their most successful competitions to date. For some background information, Western’s ballroom team […]

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A Drag Queen Q&A: Stories Behind the Make-Up

The Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University hosted an intimate look into the lives of local drag queens. The event was moderated by Dean Paulk, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs. Refreshments were provided to the crowd of over 50 people. Paulk started off the session with a quick introduction […]

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Pride of the Mountains perform at Macy’s

On Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, 500 catamounts took on New York participating in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Western Carolina University’s marching band was established in 1938 with 23 students. They are now known as one of the best marching bands in the Southeast for its performances that include […]

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Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium successful once again

The notorious marching arts clinic known as the Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium has had yet another successful summer term as close by band students came from all over to be trained for leadership from July 10-15. With success from the previous years to fall back on, the Pride […]

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All Work and No Play Makes The Pride of the Mountains a Continued Success

Due to the ever-famous quote “and this one time at band camp” used in the popular film “American Pie,” almost anyone who hears the words “band camp” aloud tends to smirk. The underlying humor of this quote however, may not apply to the Pride of the Mountains marching band. Western […]

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Ron Rash Wins SIBA Award for Best Fiction

Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, is winner of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance book award in the category of fiction for his novel “Serena.” Rash’s “Serena” has been a critical success since its 2008 release and has catapulted the South Carolina-born author […]

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WCU Announces 2009-10 Theater Season

The department of stage and screen is kicking off Western Carolina University’s 2009-10 “Mainstage” theater season with the hip, dark comedy “Manuscript.” This season also will feature productions of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus Line” and the futuristic “Natural Selections.” Shows will begin at […]

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Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium Inspires Band Students

Recently, a marching arts clinic took place on the campus of Western Carolina University where over a hundred nearby band students were taught, trained, and educated all about music and leadership while participating in WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium event. One might wonder why it is important to […]