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Alumna leaves campus with original, colorful mural to brighten Center for Career and Professional Development

Madison Lohwasser paints a mural in the Center for Career and Professional Development before leaving WCU.  

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Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array

For a junior design class, three engineering students built a solar tracking array that finds and tracks the sun to keep solar panels optimally aligned with it as the Earth rotates.  

Pathways to Equity

School of Nursing will put $2.2 million grant to use by creating equity program

The School of Nursing has received a $2.2 million grant to provide financial and academic support for nursing students and enhance classroom and workforce diversity.  

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MFA students highlighted in Asheville airport's Student Artwork Showcase

A variety of work, encompassing multiple disciplines by talented students of the Master of Fine Art program, is being featured in the Asheville airport art gallery.   

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Dave Dorondo and class share more than an interest in developing Russia-Ukraine crisis

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, is watching the escalating tension between Ukraine and Russia with two perspectives. So are his students.   

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A weeklong celebration of MLK

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address.  

Pigeon River Award

Haywood Waterways Association presents award to WCU for its many contributions

Haywood Waterways Association has presented its 2021 Pigeon River Award to WCU for making significant contributions in the protection of water and land resources in the neighboring county.  

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

See what our loveable mascot Paws is getting into this year to spread the holiday spirit around Cullowhee!  

Students during the week of kindness

Week of Kindness

Western Carolina University is celebrating a Week of Kindness April 4th – April 8th. Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving back to those around us. And that is priceless.  

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