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Political commentator Michael Steele to speak at ceremony honoring high-achieving students

The event at the Bardo Arts Center also will include remarks by Alison Morrison-Shetlar, interim chancellor, and Carol Burton, acting provost.  


Asheville offerings include digital marketing, better communication

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a one-day workshop focusing on communication and a six-part Digital Marketing and Public Relations Certificate Program.  

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WCU sees growth in graduate programs

Western Carolina University’s Graduate School saw an 18.2 percent increase in enrollment of new graduate students this spring, largely driven by programs preparing students for career growth in high-demand fields. Overall Graduate School enrollment climbed 3.7 percent.  

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Mountain Heritage Center music series to feature Cullowheezer

The concert and jam session will be held at MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, which is located on the ground floor of Noble Hall on the WCU campus.  


Author, entrepreneur to speak at Free Enterprise Series event

Co-sponsored by the WCU chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, the presentation is free and open to the public.  


Former football Academic All-American honors mother, stepmom with gifts to athletics, the arts

Mike Wade will tell you that football is the greatest metaphor for life: to survive you have to get back up every time you get knocked down — and you will get knocked down, he insists, many, many times.  


Martin Luther King Jr. celebration keynote speaker promotes inclusion through effort

Tying in with the campus learning theme “Defining America,” Aminata Cairo spoke on the topic “Re-Defining Us in All of Our Richness.”  

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Finalists for health and human sciences dean’s position to visit

WCU is conducting a national search to fill the dean’s position currently held by Douglas Keskula, who announced in April 2018 his intention to return to a faculty position.   

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Article by Metcalfe published in international journal

“Transformative Global Pediatric Nursing Education: International Mentoring Partnership,” an article by Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor in WCU’s School of Nursing, has been published in “Transformative Global Partnerships,” a special edition of the international journal Transformative Dialogues.   

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