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September 2019

An Out-of-this-World Chat with Charlie Duke

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Charles Duke official NASA portrait, September 21, 1971 The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, is excited to host An out-of-this-world chat with Charlie Duke, Apollo Astronaut, Moonwalker & Community Leader. Charlies Moss “Charlie” Duke Jr. is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon. The latest installment of the Free Enterprise Speaker Series,…

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October 2019

Opioid & Addiction Crisis Town Hall

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room

WCU’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise (CSFE) is teaming up with Jackson County Community Foundation (JCCF) to organize an awareness campaign for September, 2019, capped off by a town hall event on October 3 on WCU’s main campus in Cullowhee, NC. Town Hall Event Agenda: 8:15 am Registration, Gather 8:30 Welcome & Introductions: WCU  Chancellor Kelli R. Brown 8:45-9:30 Opening Keynote:  Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 9:45-10:45 Panel Discussion 1:  Holly Jones, Community Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at NC department of…

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One Book Author: Celeste Headlee

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room

Author of We Need to Talk, Celeste Headlee, Keynote Address with reception and book signing to follow. Please visit us online to learn more about the 2019-20 One Book.

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November 2019

Why People Die From Suicide: Guest Speaker

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Ridge Conference Center, State Road 1330
Cullowhee, NC 28723 United States
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Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, Jr. is an American clinical and research psychologist at Florida State University and is one of the most prominent suicide experts in the world. His work is both theoretical and practical, in that the “Joiner framework” for suicide risk assessment is the most robust, evidence-based, and widespread system now in use. Dr. Joiner is from Atlanta, Georgia, completed his undergraduate education at Princeton, and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at…

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The Global Spotlight Series

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Forsyth 101, 101 Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Dr. Edward Lopez will be presenting at this event.

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