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Nine faculty members promoted to full professor

Nine faculty members have been promoted to full professor in recognition of a sustained record of professional and academic achievement.  

Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith Band

WCU plans virtual concert by Mountain Faith on traditional day for Mountain Heritage Day

With no Mountain Heritage Day on the calendar for 2020, WCU will still mark the date with a virtual concert by Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band.   

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Virtual event on Native American health issues, clean water

WCU’s Culturally-Based Native Health Program will hold a free webinar on Native American and indigenous peoples’ health issues Thursday, Sept. 24.  

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‘Culture in Conversation Series’ kicks off with its first webinar

The “Culture in Conversation Series” at Western Carolina University will hold the first of three fall semester virtual sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 22.  

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US News and World Report rankings puts WCU in top listings of universities and colleges

The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2021 places WCU firmly in an upper echelon of institutions of higher education.  

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Scholarship established in memory of WCU finance professor

A new scholarship has been established to honor long-time Western Carolina University College of Business professor Grace Allen, who passed away Aug. 19 after a brief battle with cancer.  

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Demolition of WCU's two largest residence halls scheduled to begin Sept. 16

The exterior walls of Scott and Walker residence halls are scheduled to begin tumbling down Wednesday, Sept. 16, along with floors and ceilings.  

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WCU maintains positive bond rating, outlook from Moody's

WCU has retained a bond rating of Aa3 and an outlook of “stable” in a recent review of institutional finances by national bond rating agency Moody’s Investor Services.  

Jack and Judy Brinson

Honors College has new name, thanks to donors Jack and Judy Brinson

WCU renames the Honor College after donors Jack and Judy Brinson.  

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