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Former football Academic All-American honors mother, stepmom with gifts to athletics, the arts

Mike Wade will tell you that football is the greatest metaphor for life: to survive you have to get back up every time you get knocked down — and you will get knocked down, he insists, many, many times.  


Martin Luther King Jr. celebration keynote speaker promotes inclusion through effort

Tying in with the campus learning theme “Defining America,” Aminata Cairo spoke on the topic “Re-Defining Us in All of Our Richness.”  

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Finalists for health and human sciences dean’s position to visit

WCU is conducting a national search to fill the dean’s position currently held by Douglas Keskula, who announced in April 2018 his intention to return to a faculty position.   

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Article by Metcalfe published in international journal

“Transformative Global Pediatric Nursing Education: International Mentoring Partnership,” an article by Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor in WCU’s School of Nursing, has been published in “Transformative Global Partnerships,” a special edition of the international journal Transformative Dialogues.   


Initiatives involving trees lead to university gaining Tree Campus USA status

The honor stems from a collaborative effort involving students in natural resources and conservation management, environmental science, computer information systems and graphic design.   


Service-learning program reflects continuing transformation, adopts new name

A fundraising campaign has begun to create a $25,000 endowment to assist students as they become involved in service learning.  


Retirement planning course scheduled at Biltmore Park site

The course is designed to deliver comprehensive and objective information to help participants achieve their most important financial goals.   

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WHEE for Life team offering faculty, staff a chance to get GRIT

The exercise program will be held during the lunch hour on six successive Fridays, Feb. 1 through March 8, at the Campus Recreation Center.   


Course focuses on OSHA standards for construction workers

Sessions will be held Feb. 7-8 at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  

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