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Staff Senate adds to expressions of gratitude to former provost

Representatives of WCU's staff approved a resolution Friday, Sept. 27, specifically calling out Alison Morrison-Shetlar’s emphasis on the role of staff and the importance of professional development opportunities.  

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The votes are in: Faculty/staff newsletter to be called 'Inside WCU'

Each email newsletter will be tailored to the individual’s interests, with WCU employees only receiving stories and features that interest them,  

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Faculty Senate schedules public forum on employee salaries

Panelists will include Richard Starnes, interim provost; Cory Causby, associate vice chancellor for human resources; and Mike Byers, vice chancellor for administration and finance.  


School of Music schedules student ensemble recitals in one concert

Groups scheduled to appear are the WCU Horn Choir, the university tuba and euphonium quartet, two saxophone quartets and the Balsam Brass Quintet.  

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Combatting Addiction: A Second Chance for Veterans

Alumnus Kevin Rumley '18 serves with Asheville's Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) which is an example of a treatment court that specifically serves the veteran community.  

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UNC System promoting affordability of public higher education

A multimedia campaign will specifically target disadvantaged communities in the state, using television commercials, targeted social media promotions, ads on streaming services and radio spots.  


University recognized as elite voting campus in recent magazine ranking

The number of WCU students casting ballots nearly doubled from the 2014 midterm election to the 2018 midterm election.   


New agreement smooths transition for SCC graduates to attend WCU

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Southwestern Community College President Don Tomas established the Catamount Compass Program during a signing ceremony.  

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Staff Senate will hold monthly meeting Oct. 9 at University Center

The group will convene from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room 232.   

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