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Patrick Brannon

Highlands Biological Station reflects, continues adaptive success with programs

In a typical school year, Highlands Biological Station serves nearly 10,000 students through more than 250 programs, for 50-plus schools across the mountain region. This was not a typical school year.   

Bird Building

Trustees approve $36 increase in health service fee for 2021-22 academic year

The WCU Board of Trustees endorsed a schedule of fees and rates for the 2021-22 academic year that would increase a mandatory student health services fee by 11.5 percent, or $36 per year.  

Chancellor commencement

COVID-19 spikes force WCU to shift from in-person to virtual commencements for December

WCU is canceling the modified in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 10-13 and shifting to a series of virtual ceremonies.  

Bill Student

WCU legend in promoting the institution is retiring

WCU’s chief communications officer, Bill Studenc, will retire in January after more than 32 years of employment at the university.  

Forsyth Building

Alumni from Business Administration and Law Program elected as district judges across state

When the job description includes the words “your honor,” you know the role is one of importance. That certainly is the case for three alumni elected to state district court seats in the recent 2020 election.   

fall campus

Faculty, Staff senates approve resolution setting guiding principles for budget cut process

The Faculty Senate and the Staff Senate have approved a joint resolution endorsing guiding principles for the university’s process in making budgetary decisions.  

Salem Parris

CEAP alumna rises to pandemic challenge as first-year teacher, wins county award

Salem Parris, a 2019 alumna of the College of Education and Allied Professions, was selected as Haywood County’s 2020 Beginning Teacher of the Year.  

Students in class

Faculty Senate approves satisfactory - unsatisfactory grades

Students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following a split-vote approval of a resolution of the Faculty Senate.  

Alumni tower flat

WCU Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 3-4

The Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the performance hall of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   

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