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Alumni Events

In addition to our annual Homecoming celebration in the fall, the WCU Alumni Association hosts events on campus, in local communities across the state, and online. We invite you to join us for upcoming events and to contact us if you are interested in hosting an event in your area.

Upcoming Events

 

Ohio Alumni WCU Trivia Night

October 22nd at 6pm to 7pm EST via Zoom

Are you a WCU graduate living in Ohio?  Show us your knowledge of WCU at the trivia night for Ohio alumni.  The winner receives a prize! To RSVP

Mountain Standard Time States Alumni WCU Trivia Night

November 5th at 8pm MST, 6pm EST via Zoom

Are you a WCU graduate living in Arizona or in a MST state?  Show us your knowledge of WCU at the trivia night for all regional alumni.  The winner receives a prize! To RSVP

Western Wednesday featuring Chris Cooper

Lori Anderson

 

Topic: Election 2020

Western Wednesday is a monthly event featuring a WCU faculty or staff member who will speak about their area of expertise. October's Western Wednesday features Dr. Chris Cooper, Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Political Science and Public Affairs at WCU. Dr. Cooper is a recipient of WCU's highest awards for research and teaching, the University Scholar and Board of Governors Teaching Award, respectively. He was also named the 2013 North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His areas of scholarship include elections as well as the politics of North Carolina and the South overall. He publishes widely on these areas and has been quoted in a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, and National Public Radio. RSVP



Western Wednesday featuring Lori Anderson

Lori Anderson

 

Topic: The Trials and Tribulations of Simulation in Health Professions Education

Dr. Anderson is the Dean and Professor of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University. She has over thirty years of acute and critical care nursing experience in various roles ranging from staff to administration and academia. Dr. Anderson has utilized simulation since 2000 and has led various initiatives to establish and expand simulation in health professions education. Her research interests include investigating the utilization of simulation in academia and in the healthcare setting, critical thinking and clinical decision-making and learning outcomes. Dr. Anderson has published in the area of clinical simulation and serves as a simulation consultant and as an associate editor and members of the editorial board for the multidisciplinary journal Simulation in Healthcare. With her national reputation and connections in simulation, she has been a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study section for Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research and a current grant reviewer for the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. VIEW THE RECORDING

 

Western Wednesday featuring Ron Rash

Ron Rash

 

Western Wednesday is a monthly event featuring a WCU faculty or staff member who will speak about their area of expertise. August's Western Wednesday featured Ron Rash, an accomplished author and English professor at WCU. He will be discussing his newest book titled "In the Valley,"  a collection of stories that feature the return of characters that made his book "Serena" popular.  VIEW THE RECORDING

 

Western Wednesday featuring Pam Buchanan

Pam Buchanan, Director of Health Services

 

Fall 2020 Campus Health

Western Wednesday
 is a monthly event featuring a WCU faculty or staff member who will speak about their area of expertise. July's Western Wednesday is with Pamela ("Pam") Buchanan, WCU Director of Health Services. View the Recording

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