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Cherokee Language Program's ECHT Project receives $64,905 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program, a grant of $64,905 for her ongoing translation project, Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation.   

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Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management receives the 2023 GroundBreaker Award

John Hildreth, the Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Technology, was named a recipient of the 2023 GroundBreaker Award.   

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WCU set to recognize education champions Phil and Connie Haire; honorary naming ceremony to be held Sept. 8

WCU’s Public Policy Institute will be known as the Phil and Connie Haire Institute for Public Policy.   

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Opening Assembly 'Fills the Western Sky'

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown provided numerous stories to inspire and motivate at this year's Opening Assembly for faculty and staff.  

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Highlands Biological Station to host book signing, benefit for Botanical Gardens

WCU’s Highlands Biological Station will be hosting a book signing event to benefit the Highlands Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2-6 p.m. at the Highlands Community Building.   

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Call Me MiSTER program welcomes its largest cohort

WCU has tripled its cohort of Call Me MiSTER program participants, bringing in six new members who will start their four-year journey to becoming a teacher this fall.   

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Mike Creason retires from teaching swim lessons at WCU after 48 years

Mike Creason is retiring from teaching swimming lessons at Western Carolina University after 48 years of service to mountain communities.   

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Community Care Program receives grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand in WNC

WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.   

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A third summer of field school at Watauga unearths new discoveries

A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.  

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