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Heritage festival to allow leashed dogs on grounds

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day will be a dog-friendly event this year, with certain restrictions, and host some fun dog contests when things get underway Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dogs must be leashed at all times, owners must immediately clean up after dogs, and pets are not allowed to approach other guests or disrupt any exhibit, performance or activity.

WCU offering June 9 networking workshop in Asheville

Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach will offer a workshop on the topic “Networking Necessities: How to Build and Engage Face-to-Face and LinkedIn Contacts” from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the university’s instructional site in Asheville.

Videos promote farmworker health, injury prevention

Western Carolina University students and faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program have produced a video-based learning series on musculoskeletal health and preventive injury practices for farmworkers, particularly those who are migrant or seasonal.

Sustainable Energy Initiative approves seven new proposals

Enhancing the Cullowhee Creek corridor, providing a solar panel picnic table and researching how to build a compactor that would remove coffee lids from coffee cups and place each in its respective recycling bin are among the proposals approved by Western Carolina University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative for the 2017-18 academic year.