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WCU ranks in top 8.5% on Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers

WCU has once again garnered national attention for being one of the best places in the nation to work.  

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Professor’s work on historical resource spans 20 years

Last September, English Studies professor Brent Kinser was recognized for more than 20 years of editorial work when Duke University Press held a celebration for the publication of the 50th and final volume of “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.”   

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New faculty bolsters sport management program

In his sports ticketing class, Steve DeLay shares valuable lessons from decades of experience.   

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Summit encourages educators to reclaim joy in classrooms

Western Carolina University will bring together state and national scholars, regional educators, students and community members to share innovative and caring practices for equity in education.   

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Nursing faculty among best in North Carolina

For the second consecutive year, members of the School of Nursing were listed among North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.   

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English professor facilitates international collaboration through Fulbright award

Diane Martinez, professor of English, spent eight months at Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany, from fall 2022 to spring 2023 as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award she received in March 2022.  

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Associate professor, students produce grant-funded documentary about Asheville-based Umoja Health, Wellness and Justice Collective

Four years ago, Josh Overbay, associate professor in the School of Stage and Screen, was attending a Resources for Resilience workshop on trauma healing where he met workshop co-facilitator Michael Hayes.  

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WCU professor takes part in NASA’s latest lunar land/rover instrument suite

Amy Fagan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Science, is once again bringing her expertise to a team of fellow scientists working on a new initiative for NASA.   

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WCU awarded $738,072 for second year of NC Principals Fellowship grant

WCU has received $738,072 for the 2023-2024 school year from the NC General Assembly, administered by the North Carolina Principals Fellowship Commission.   

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