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WCU trustees elect officers, make committee appointments, amend bylaws

The WCU Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2020-21, made appointments to several committees and approved changes to bylaws permitting more frequent electronic meetings.  

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Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress and Smoky Mountain News to host two-day NC11 candidate forum

Republican Madison Cawthorn and Democrat Moe Davis, candidates for the North Carolina congressional seat left vacant by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, have both agreed to appear at a two-day joint forum hosted by three of the district’s largest media outlets.   

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WCU revamps Title IX policies and procedures

Following a recent regulatory overhaul of federal Title IX civil rights legislation by the U.S. Department of Education, WCU has revamped its Title IX-related policies and procedures.  

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Chancellor takes oath of office, outlines priorities for new academic year

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown was sworn into office and urged the university community not to allow the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent WCU from meeting its mission of providing higher education and outreach to Western North Carolina.  

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NSF grant will aid in preserving several biological collections

Grant will allow WCU to preserve and display its herbarium, arthropods and birds and mammals collections.  

Discover the Grant  

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Faculty Senate approves resolution opposing resumption of in-person instruction for fall 2020

WCU’s Faculty Senate approved a resolution against resuming in-person instruction for fall semester.  

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Alumnae Give Back by Serving on Accounting Board

Sue Swanger remembers them well: a group of bright and eager young women who all happened to be in her graduate auditing class together in 2003, all working toward their master’s degrees in accounting. That they now all serve together on Western Carolina University’s College of Business accounting advisory board is no surprise to their former professor.   

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WCU’s Newest Professor Sees ‘virtue’ in Middle Grades Students

David Virtue has been involved with middle grades education for 20 years. So, when he first learned that he was named Western Carolina University’s Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Middle Grades Education this summer, it’s no surprise that he compared his reaction to the excitement of a middle schooler learning “they were getting a snow day.”  

Meet David Virtue  

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David Starnes, athletic bands director, departs WCU for Atlanta position

David Starnes, director of athletic bands and assistant professor in the School of Music within the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts, announced his resignation Friday, Aug. 7.  

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