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WCU named to Forbes’ list of ‘Best-In-State Employers’

Now the rest of the country knows what WCU employees have known all along – the university is a great place to work.  

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A message from Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

Dear WCU campus community: I write to provide an update concerning videos that were brought to the attention of university leadership over the weekend.  

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Regional economic impact of pandemic examined by the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise is conducting an analysis of the economic impact of the pandemic in the region.   

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Hunter Library expands digital holdings with historic Swain County glass negatives photo collection

WCU has obtained a rare photographic glimpse of Bryson City and Swain County in the early 1900s, thanks to a recent donation to Hunter Library’s renowned Special and Digital Collections.  

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WCU updates COVID-19 dashboard to provide more detailed information

WCU has updated its recently launched online COVID-19 dashboard to include additional information about testing, positivity rates, isolation and quarantine.   

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WCU trustees to meet Sept. 3-4 in Bardo Arts Center

The Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and committee meetings at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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Western Carolina University statement about residential instruction, first day of classes

Western Carolina University had a successful first day of classes and is moving forward with residential instruction. We have implemented a series of changes including a mask mandate, lowering classroom density, and many other protocols through our Catamounts Care initiative. Additionally, we have erected outdoor tents throughout campus for student, faculty and staff use. We continue to evaluate conditions that may influence our ability to deliver residential operations.   

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WCU trustees elect officers, make committee appointments, amend bylaws

The WCU Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2020-21, made appointments to several committees and approved changes to bylaws permitting more frequent electronic meetings.  

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Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress and Smoky Mountain News to host two-day NC11 candidate forum

Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis, candidates for the North Carolina congressional seat left vacant by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have both agreed to appear at a two-day joint forum hosted by three of the district’s largest media outlets.   

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