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Senior energy manager has deep roots at WCU

Energy conservation and history preservation are deeply rooted in Reid Conway, senior energy manager at WCU.  

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WCU awarded grant to grow environmental education program

An interdisciplinary team of WCU faculty is working in collaboration with EBCI Natural Resources, Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County High School.  

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Bingocize® expands to North Carolina with $1.1 million grant awarded to WCU

Faculty at WCU have been awarded $1,165,955 from the Civil Money Penalty Grant for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will allow them to oversee Bingocize® and use the program in North Carolina.  

Brett Riggs

Riggs recognized by US Forest Service for Trail of Tears work

Brett Riggs was recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service with the Exceptional Partner Award at the Trail of Tears Association’s national meeting, where he also gave the keynote address.  

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Shetland Society faculty, staff giving campaign to kick off Sept. 15

It was 23 years after the founding in 1889 of what is now WCU that campus leaders purchased a set of Shetland ponies to haul supplies from Sylva to Cullowhee so faculty and staff could better serve a growing student population.  

Design for Health

A healthier community, by design

In a Design for Health Initiative, students and professors from five academic disciplines are exploring how the built environment affects quality of life for older adults living in poverty in Jackson County, and ways it can be improved.  

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Professors use dissection to improve anatomy education, collaboration

It was not the usual academic partnership when physical therapy professor Doug Keskula and speech-language pathology associate professor Leigh Odom traveled from WCU to Canada this summer for a dissection workshop.  

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Chancellor Brown inspires faculty and staff during Fall Opening Assembly

When Chancellor Kelli R. Brown walked onto the Performance Hall stage of Bardo Arts Center last Wednesday, she peered into a packed auditorium of faculty and staff eager to hear expectations for the 2022-23 academic year.   

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Hopkins promoted to new Title IX, equity role at WCU

WCU has promoted Deidre Hopkins to serve as its Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer.  

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