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Shetland, 1889 event celebrates impact of WCU student, faculty, staff giving

WCU leaders took a brief break from their typical opening-of-the-semester chores Sept. 6 to pay tribute to the more than 550 faculty, staff and student philanthropists who have made financial gifts to the university over the past year.  

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Faculty member provides philanthropic support of WCU athletics, arts programs

Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, supports Catamount student-athletes and fine arts programming through his philanthropy.  

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Human Remains Detection K-9s crucial to finding victims of death by fire

Lisa Briggs, WCU’s Emergency and Disaster Management program director and facilitator of the HRD K-9 training programs, was recently interviewed by CNN regarding the Maui fires.  

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Longtime WCU employee supports student emergency fund as faculty, staff giving campaign begins

Linda Carmody, director of Greek student engagement and development, regularly donates to the university’s student emergency fund.  

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School of Music and biology department collaborate for lecture recital

School of Music and Department of Biology are teaming up for a lecture recital Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Coulter.   

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Assistant professor in College of Engineering and Technology teaches Lean Six Sigma series to students in Palestine

Basel Alsayyed Ahmad, assistant professor in Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, recently taught a series of courses on Lean Six Sigma to students in Palestine.  

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Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management receives the 2023 GroundBreaker Award

John Hildreth, the Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Technology, was named a recipient of the 2023 GroundBreaker Award.   

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Opening Assembly 'Fills the Western Sky'

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown provided numerous stories to inspire and motivate at this year's Opening Assembly for faculty and staff.  

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Mike Creason retires from teaching swim lessons at WCU after 48 years

Mike Creason is retiring from teaching swimming lessons at Western Carolina University after 48 years of service to mountain communities.   

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