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Design for Health

A healthier community, by design

In a Design for Health Initiative, students and professors from five academic disciplines are exploring how the built environment affects quality of life for older adults living in poverty in Jackson County, and ways it can be improved.  

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Internship offers on-the-job experience with community impact

A paid summer internship program pairs students with local nonprofits and community organizations in a partnership that helps each of them succeed and benefits the community at large.  

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New Student Convocation 2022 keynote speaker announced

Jacquelyn D. Hallum has been chosen as keynote speaker for the New Student Convocation.  

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New food options coming to campus this fall

Students that frequent Brown Hall will have two new options for their eating pleasure this fall. A new restaurant is also opening in Noble Hall.  

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School of Nursing combines outreach, experiential learning with community service

Five nursing students, one faculty member and two alumni assist Great Faith Vision, a national Christian mission group, in operating a pop-up medical clinic, which for the time being will offer free vision care for young and old.  

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Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will take its talents international

The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland on March 17, 2024.  

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Students travel to Prague for music conference and performance in Žofín Palace

Seven music students are traveling to Prague this July, invited by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles to attend its international conference and perform with its Youth Wind Orchestra.  

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Two students are first WCU recipients of National Security Education Program scholarships

Two students from WCU are among an elite national group selected to receive up to $25,000 for a year of study abroad and immersion in foreign culture and languages.  

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WCU, UNCA partnership leads to new digital Southern Appalachian archive

In a collaborative effort, Hunter Library has established an extensive, digital collection that will provide improved access to regionally focused materials of Southern Appalachia.  

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