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Trustees endorse design concept for proposed replacements for Scott, Walker residence halls

The board also approved a construction manager at risk for the project, scheduled to begin at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Grants were awarded in February 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.  


Trustees approve three finalists for next chancellor, forward names to UNC leaders

The selection of the university's next chief executive officer is expected by late April or early May, with that individual going on the job on or about July 1.  


Scholarship recipient revels in advanced technology, new surroundings

Lauren Bryson is the first recipient of the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship.  


New psychology doctorate approved by SACSCOC; school psychology program earns praise

The first cohort of students in the university's fourth doctoral-level program is expected to begin course work next fall.  


BCOutdoors now open for business in Noble Hall with gear, taproom

Ben King, a 2011 WCU alumnus, founded Bryson City Outdoors in 2013 and is now one of three partners operating a home store on Main Street in Bryson City and the new outpost on campus.  

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WCU back in Blue Ridge Outdoors ‘adventure college’ contest

The first round of voting for this year’s title, with WCU pitted against Appalachian State University, began Feb. 25 and continues until March 4.  


Series of Tuesday events, including choral performance, set for Women's History Month

WCU's Concert Choir will perform a song by Haywood County composer Margaret Stringfield that was published in 1939.  

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Two new courses added to digital marketing certificate program

The instructor will be Scott Rader, an associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship in WCU’s College of Business  

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