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Rising of the Necessary Diva

Rising of the Necessary Diva is a one-woman show created and performed by WCU's Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Tiffany Renee Jackson  

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University Police to add therapy dog to force

Sasha, a chocolate lab puppy, is undergoing certification training to be a therapy dog for the campus police department.  

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Design for Health group awarded $70k grant to assess housing needs of elderly in WNC

The $70k ASID grant will support the resilient and age-inclusive design assessment framework project that will be used to evaluate the social determinant of health outcomes of older adults in WNC.  

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Faculty member part of NASA moonwalking test mission

Amy Fagan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, serving on the NASA moonwalking test mission team for Artemis III, which is part of the Artemis missions.  

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From the mountains to the sea, WCU alumna and coastal scientist helps to ensure longevity of coastal parks through $295k NPS grant

Growing up in Franklin, Katie Peek never dreamed she would be living in the mountains and working as a coastal scientist in WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.  

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Chief diversity officer creates endowed scholarship to honor mother

Ricardo Nazario-Colón recently took his commitment to diversity to a new level by establishing an endowed scholarship fund designed to support students from traditionally underrepresented groups seeking careers in teaching and educational leadership.  

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Caravelis, Boyer selected to All-SoCon Faculty and Staff team

Cyndy Caravelis, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, and Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, were chosen as WCU’s representatives on the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff team.   

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Walker named associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises

Robert Walker has been named the associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises, replacing Keith Corzine who retired Jan. 1 after more than 34 years at the university.  

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Band director Jack A. Eaddy Jr. named finalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum announced the 10 finalists for the 2023 Music Educator Award, and among those 10 is WCU’s Jack A. Eaddy Jr.   

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