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Initiatives involving trees lead to university gaining Tree Campus USA status

The honor stems from a collaborative effort involving students in natural resources and conservation management, environmental science, computer information systems and graphic design.   


Service-learning program reflects continuing transformation, adopts new name

A fundraising campaign has begun to create a $25,000 endowment to assist students as they become involved in service learning.  


Retirement planning course scheduled at Biltmore Park site

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

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WHEE for Life team offering faculty, staff a chance to get GRIT

The exercise program will be held during the lunch hour on six successive Fridays, Feb. 1 through March 8, at the Campus Recreation Center.   


Course focuses on OSHA standards for construction workers

Sessions will be held Feb. 7-8 at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  


‘I Love WCU’ month to add momentum as ‘Lead the Way’ campaign nears $60M

Fundraising could get a boost this year thanks to a special $100,000 giving challenge issued by four WCU alumni.   


‘Five-star' customer service to be focus of workshop in Asheville

Participants will learn about the eight commandments of customer care and the basis for exceptional customer service at the five-star level.  


Trombone soloist Peter Steiner to headline Low Brass Festival

The fifth annual festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Coulter Building recital hall.  


Campus welcomes Brian Thomas as new assistant police chief

Formerly with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Thomas succeeds Steve Lillard, who was named WCU’s police chief in February 2018.  

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