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New mural in Stillwell combines art and science

There’s a lot of buzz around the new mural on the fourth floor of the Stillwell Science Building.  

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WCU Board of Trustees elect Casey Cooper as its chair

WCU’s Board of Trustees elected Casey Cooper as its chair during a special called meeting Wednesday, July 10, replacing former chair Kathy Greeley, who was recently appointed to the UNC Board of Governors.  

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Henley named interim director of athletic bands

Matt Henley has been named interim director of athletic bands and will lead the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band this upcoming season while a national search is underway for a permanent director.  

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Connecting the past with the present, WCU students help with mural installation in Waynesville

Bringing together WCU students, community members and a New York City artist, turned into a work of art that celebrates the past, present and future.  

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POTM band director Jack Eaddy accepts position with University of Georgia

Jack Eaddy Jr., director of Western Carolina University’s athletic bands and Pride of the Mountains marching band, has accepted a teaching position in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.  

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Greeley appointed to UNC Board of Governors; Hardister joins WCU Board of Trustees

Kathryn Greeley, chair of the board, has been appointed to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors effective immediately. Joining the WCU Board effective July 1, will be former N.C. State Representative Jon Hardister.   

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Mountain Heritage Awards call for nominations, celebrating 50th anniversary

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which recognize contributions of regional artists, nonprofit leaders and an array of organizations for their commitment to Appalachian culture and preservation or interpretation of the history of Southern Appalachia.  

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Annual Planting Day event recognizes philanthropic impact of WCU giving societies

Members of WCU’s leadership giving societies gathered during an annual celebration of philanthropy and heard about the impact of their generosity directly from one of the more than 1,645 recipients of scholarships supported by their donations.  

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WCU Board of Trustees present Craig Fowler with highest honor

In recognition of Craig Fowler, WCU's retiring CIO, and his exemplary service to the university, WCU’s Board of Trustees presented him with the Trustees' Award during the quarterly board meeting held on June 14.   

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