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University hosting prospective students, families for Open House

The event gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.  


Winners announced from Regional Science and Engineering Fair

WCU has hosted the two-day event, coordinated by the Division of Educational Outreach, for decades.  


Trustees endorse design concept for proposed replacements for Scott, Walker residence halls

The board also approved a construction manager at risk for the project, scheduled to begin at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Grants were awarded in February 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.  


Trustees approve three finalists for next chancellor, forward names to UNC leaders

The selection of the university's next chief executive officer is expected by late April or early May, with that individual going on the job on or about July 1.  

Jeff and Tina Ray

Rays strive to bring students, STEM together through scholarship support

To support their love of engineering and education, Jeff and Tina Ray created the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship to support students in WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology, for which Jeff Ray serves as dean.  


Scholarship recipient revels in advanced technology, new surroundings

Lauren Bryson is the first recipient of the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship.  


New psychology doctorate approved by SACSCOC; school psychology program earns praise

The first cohort of students in the university's fourth doctoral-level program is expected to begin course work next fall.  


BCOutdoors now open for business in Noble Hall with gear, taproom

Ben King, a 2011 WCU alumnus, founded Bryson City Outdoors in 2013 and is now one of three partners operating a home store on Main Street in Bryson City and the new outpost on campus.  

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