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Steamrolling Into New Era

On Friday, October 21st, campus leaders, partners, and friends gathered to celebrate the near completion of the new steam plant at Western Carolina University.  

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WCU steams through new era with $33 million plant

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating WCU's new steam plant will be held Friday, Oct. 21.  

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"The Rocks" Ribbon Cutting

On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.  

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New food options coming to campus this fall

Students that frequent Brown Hall will have two new options for their eating pleasure this fall. A new restaurant is also opening in Noble Hall.  

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WCU Board of Trustees names three lower campus residence halls

WCU’s Board of Trustees formally named the three lower campus residence halls currently under construction during its recent annual retreat. The buildings are set to be complete in fall 2022 and spring 2023.  

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Groundbreaking ceremony paves way for new energy production facility

Nine years after being identified as WCU’s No. 1 capital improvements project, groundbreaking finally took place for the replacement of the aging steam plant.   

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WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.  

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Demolition of WCU's two largest residence halls scheduled to begin Sept. 16

The exterior walls of Scott and Walker residence halls are scheduled to begin tumbling down Wednesday, Sept. 16, along with floors and ceilings.  

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