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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.   

Bardo Performance Hall

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.   


WCU revamps Title IX policies and procedures

Following a recent regulatory overhaul of federal Title IX civil rights legislation by the U.S. Department of Education, WCU has revamped its Title IX-related policies and procedures.  

Kelli Brown sworn in

Chancellor takes oath of office, outlines priorities for new academic year

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown was sworn into office and urged the university community not to allow the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent WCU from meeting its mission of providing higher education and outreach to Western North Carolina.  

Kathy Mathews NSF Grant

NSF grant will aid in preserving several biological collections

Grant will allow WCU to preserve and display its herbarium, arthropods and birds and mammals collections.  

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