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Frankie West

Students react to being first to attend class in new Apodaca Science Building

Students helped christen the state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building, which opened its doors Aug. 23. The $110.5 million building replaced the outdated Natural Science Building.  

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New doctorate degree in family nurse practitioner offered

Applications are now being accepted for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program that will prepare nurses as family nurse practitioners.   

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Chancellor Brown inspires hope during Fall Opening

If you had to choose one word to describe the strength that WCU faculty, staff and students harnessed during the last academic year to navigate through a historic pandemic, it would be resiliency.   

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School of Nursing partners with Haywood County for improved pediatric care

Kae Livsey, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is the recipient of a $10,000 prize award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help improve pediatric care in Haywood County.   

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WCU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 2-3

The regular quarterly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m.   

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Events planned to celebrate Class of 2020 around home opener football game

WCU will celebrate its Class of 2020 through a series of live events – including fireworks – for those alumni whose senior year was largely virtual and anything but normal.  

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Kae Livsey named to federal advisory board on nursing education

Kae Livsey with the School of Nursing has been named to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.  

Enrique Gomez

Viewing of the Perseid meteor shower to take place at Waterrock Knob

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

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Mountain Heritage Day musical performers announced

When Mountain Heritage Day makes a triumphant return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will come with a full day of live music.  

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