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Expert Commentary: Kae Livsey

More Than Medicine Is Needed to Address the Opioid Epidemic - In the U.S., there is a common perception that there is a pill to fix everything. We are flooded with advertisements promoting pharmacological management for all kinds of conditions. There are even drugs that have been developed to counteract the side effects of other drugs, such as a pill to counteract constipation resulting from use of legally prescribed opioids.  

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McRae’s book earns award from Southern Historical Association

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, WCU associate professor of history, has been announced as the 2019 recipient of the Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, which is presented by the Southern Historical Association.  

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University provost will be returning to faculty, effective Oct. 1

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced that Alison Morrison-Shetlar, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be assuming a position as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.  

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Faculty Senate to hold regular monthly meeting at University Center

Attendance of employees at Faculty Senate and Staff Senate meetings is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.  


Research Administration announces grants for faculty, staff projects

Awards from a variety of public and private funders were received in August 2019.  


Crisis case study written by WCU authors published in new textbook

The study concludes with lessons learned and key takeaways that not only apply to the crisis involved in the death of a leader, but to other potential crisis scenarios.  


Communication student spends summer covering Washington politics

Senior Hannah Styles worked as a political reporter for One America News Network.  


WCU, regional partners planning expanded Outdoor Economy Conference in Asheville

The focus is “Building an Outdoor Economy” and the essentials for outdoor recreation to be an economic driver – workforce development, branding and marketing, supply chains, and recreational assets and infrastructure.  


‘Retirement Planning Now’ will be offered at Biltmore Park site

The course is designed to deliver objective information to help participants achieve their most important financial goals.  

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