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Students set up bug tents to learn more about the critters in Cullowhee

As part of a field entomology course at WCU, Luiz Lima Da Silveira, biology professor, and Sarah Parsons, professor of geosciences and natural resources, have teamed up to monitor insect populations on campus.  


Board of Trustees to hold quarterly meeting June 13-14

WCU's Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Rich Price named WCU chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer

Rich Price, an alumnus and the executive director of economic development and strategic partnerships since January 2021, has been named WCU’s chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer.  

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African American Society reunion features Greek anniversaries, return of gospel choir

More than 150 African American alumni recently gathered at WCU for a weekend of reconnecting, networking, food, fun and music highlighted by a performance by a beloved performance ensemble.  

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Faculty members receive grant funding from NCInnovation for mosquito-borne infectious disease identification

Brian Byrd, WCU’s mosquito expert and professor, along with Scott Huffman, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation.  

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Lifelong love of libraries leads to couple’s philanthropic support of Hunter Library

A North Carolina couple’s lifelong affinity for libraries has inspired them to direct gifts and pledges totaling $25,000 to provide a boost for initiatives and services provided by Hunter Library.  

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Gifts in honor of retired physical therapy professor support WCU program, students

Three WCU physical therapy students will gain valuable hands-on experience this summer providing pro-bono treatment and services to residents of a community in Honduras with limited access to health care.  

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Facilities Management recognized with awards

Joe Walker, Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, has been given the 2024 Frank B. Turner award.   

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Call Me MiSTER program graduates its first cohort

When Andrue Smith walks across the stage this spring, earning his bachelor’s degree in middle grades education and history, he will have charted a path for men of color wanting to become teachers.   

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