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New flexible, online program at WCU makes it easier to be a teacher

Becoming a teacher through Western Carolina University just got a little easier for people wanting to switch careers and enter high-demand fields of education. The College of Education and Allied Professions is offering new comprehensive education master of arts in teaching concentrations for people who already have bachelor’s degrees and want to become a teacher.  

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Center for the Study of Free Enterprise associate director conducts study on pandemic, college enrollment

Sean Mulholland, associate director of the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, has a new study on the effects of COVID-19 on college enrollment.  

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Staff Senate expands campus support, community involvement

Staff Senate increased its expectations for community service this year, setting a goal of 450 volunteer hours and a 100 percent participation rate by senators.   

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Environmental Health Professionals Provide Additional, Much-Needed Pandemic Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a public health crisis of historic portions, with the phrase “frontline workers” becoming a large part of the daily lexicon. And the Environmental Health Program at Western Carolina University has contributed its fair share of professionals to those ranks at the local, state and national levels.  

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Advancement vice chancellor search postponed until spring 2021

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced that the university’s national search for a new vice chancellor for advancement has been suspended until June 2021.  

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Cherokee Center presents Jerry Wolfe 'Gadugi" Award

WCU's Cherokee Center recently selected Class of 2020 Cherokee High School graduates Tierney Bradley and Brandon Wolfe to receive the Dr. Jerry Wolfe 'Gadugi' Award as part of its efforts to connect with the community.  

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Environmental health professionals provide additional, much-needed pandemic care

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a public health crisis of historic portions, with the phrase 'frontline workers' becoming a large part of the daily lexicon. And the Environmental Health Program at Western Carolina University has contributed its fair share of professionals to those ranks at the local, state and national levels.  

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Chancellor, trustees chair respond to protest, racial tensions across US

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Bryant Kinney, chair of the WCU Board of Trustees, set aside the business of the university to address the business of the nation in the wake of days of civil unrest across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd and other high-profile racial incidents.  

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Distinguished professorships in education, computer info, musical theatre filled by WCU trustees

The WCU Board of Trustees approved the appointment of four new distinguished professors to teach, conduct research and provide community outreach.  

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