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Zoe | A Day in the Life

I didn't mean for this video to be this long, sorry if it's too long. I wanted to show some of my daily life at Western Carolina University. I am a student teacher right now (my last semester as a full-time student), and I want to show you what a typical day in my life is like here at WCU!  

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Graciella | A Day in the Life

Find out what a normal day in the life of Graciella, a student here at Western Carolina University!  

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Elements of Wellness

The Health and Wellness unit at Western Carolina University provides intentional collaboration for the promotion of overall wellness encouraging students to be involved, healthy and well. The university uses a holistic approach to support student wellness and has a variety of facilities, programs, and services in place to support a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The elements of wellness encompass the full student experience—from class activities to informal recreation, physical and psychological health to social development. Students are encouraged to think of wellness as a lifelong goal.  

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"The Rocks" Ribbon Cutting

On September 2, 2022, Western Carolina University celebrated the official opening of Black Rock, Shining Rock, and Water Rock halls.  

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Live Western

We live here and grow here...this place we call home…Catamount Country.  

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Jacob Padillo - Supporting Success

Jacob Padillo wasn't sure if he'd be able to continue his education at WCU after his first semester, but after seeking help from faculty and staff, he soon found himself thriving as an education student.   

Jacob Padillo wasn't sure if he'd be able to continue his education at WCU after his first semester, but after seeking help from faculty and staff, he soon found himself thriving as an education student.   

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Antonia Kincaid - Finding Inspiration

Antonia Kincaid came to WCU thinking she had it figured out, but quickly realized that her passion for teaching would bring her to the classroom as a student teaching intern.  

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Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

See what our loveable mascot Paws is getting into this year to spread the holiday spirit around Cullowhee!  

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Holidays on the Plaza

Starting off the season with the Holidays on the Plaza on the campus of Western Carolina University. We'll be joined by folks from across campus to celebrate all the ways our community celebrates the holidays and ending with our first-ever lighting of the Alumni Tower!  

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