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Two countries, one literature class, brought together by WCU

Looking for study abroad opportunities in the midst of the pandemic, Brian Railsback, a professor of English, decided to try a virtual study abroad course – but unlike other digital efforts, he wanted to “team up” with a literature class from another country.   

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View the moon, Jupiter and Saturn atop the Apodaca Science Building

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a telescope viewing from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, on the 5th floor terrace of the new Apodaca Science Building.   

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WCU Board of Trustees names three lower campus residence halls

WCU’s Board of Trustees formally named the three lower campus residence halls currently under construction during its recent annual retreat. The buildings are set to be complete in fall 2022 and spring 2023.  

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Graduate School offers quality education, convenience through Asheville instructional site

The Graduate School has more than a commanding presence at its Biltmore Park Town Square instructional site in Asheville.  

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Educational Leadership program wins national 2021 Program of the Year honor

The Educational Leadership program is being honored by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate as its 2021 Program of the Year.  

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Nurse Corps Scholarships help address health care provider shortages

Shuli Archer, a student in the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University, recently received a Nurse Corps Scholarship from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  

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Project INTERACT's first cohort success encourages future participants

Project INTERACT, an interprofessional collaboration program to prepare graduate students for future careers working with children on the autism spectrum, is building on its exceptional initial success.  

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Heavy rain forces cancellation of Homecoming Parade

WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.   

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Homecoming 2021 to be ‘Roaring with Pride’

“Roaring with Pride” will be the theme for Homecoming 2021 at Western Carolina University, with a variety of festivities scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Highlights include the homecoming game against Mercer, performances by the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, a series of alumni brunches, tailgating parties, and receptions, plus tours of the new, state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building along with the traditional parade through downtown Sylva.  

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