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Student Work to be Showcased in Research and Scholarship Celebration

The spotlight will shine on student research at Western Carolina University at the 2019 Research and Scholarship Celebration. The RASC will feature approximately 200 presentations by undergraduate and graduate students over the two days, and faculty, students and community members are welcome to attend, said Kloo Hansen, WCU’s undergraduate research coordinator in the Office of the Provost.  

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Cantrell named to higher education news organization board

Geoff Cantrell, public communication specialist in WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations, was elected to the board of directors for the College News Association of the Carolinas as the organization held its annual meeting recently in Greenville, South Carolina.  

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Reitz presents paper for Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, presented her paper, 'The Cecilian Reforms: Exploring the Past in the Roman Rite,' at the 40th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, which convened March 7-9 in Kansas City, Missouri.  


History Day event for middle, high school students returns to campus

The event is hosted by WCU’s History Department and organized by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office.   


UNC System launches coalition for early learning, literacy in teacher preparation

WCU's College of Education and Allied Professions is one of five teacher education programs across the state chosen to participate.  


Report indicates removal of WCU dam possible without risking water supply; more study sought

Representatives from the university and the Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority hope to engage with local county and municipal officials to seek feedback on how to proceed.  


Students help university to be designated ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

Institutions were held accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged their students to register and vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years.  

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Students to compete at wildlife conclave; livestreams available

The contingent from WCU will join competitors from about two dozen colleges and universities from 14 southeastern states.  


Cullowhee listed among nation's most economically dynamic 'micropolitan' areas

WCU's home community landed on a top-20 list that also includes Bozeman, Montana; Breckenridge, Colorado; and Key West, Florida.  

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