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Denise Morgan named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy

In January, Morgan was hired as the Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy at WCU.   

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College of Engineering and Technology to offer new concentrations this fall

The College of Engineering and Technology will be offering several new and refreshed concentrations this fall as part of the college’s program expansion.  

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WCU and Cherokee County Schools join national network to strengthen new teacher efficacy

On Thursday, April 25, WCU announced its participation in the third cohort of the Learning by Scientific Design Network.  

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University faculty, staff awards announced for ’24

On Tuesday, April 24, the university’s faculty and staff were celebrated during the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony.  

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Communication student crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate

Kaitlyn Burns, a senior communication major, has been crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate USA 2024.   

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Alaska to Appalachia: One family’s ties to WCU

When John Riddle came to Western Carolina University, he was worried about the change in lifestyle he would face.   

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From anthropologist to educator, alumna shares unconventional journey

Alumna Camille Casses had an unconventional path to becoming an educator, but her journey to becoming a middle school principal in Mexico has proven she was on the right path all along.  

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WCU celebrates 40 years of cleaning up the Tuck River

On Saturday, April 20, WCU will hold the 40th annual Tuck River Cleanup. The event is one of the nation’s largest single-day river cleanups with hundreds of volunteers working a 15-mile stretch of the Tuckesegee river, from Cullowhee to Whittier.  

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Cherokee Studies Program works to revitalize language

Recently, the annual Cherokee Language Summit brought together students and educators from multiple universities and tribal programs to discuss Cherokee language education and revitalization.  

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