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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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Semaija Johnson | Day in the Life

Get ready to meet the amazing Semaija Johnson, a rockstar leader of WCU's ASP program! Join her as she takes you through a day in the life of a summer student!  

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Discover Your Own Breakthrough

Greensboro native Preston Ellington’s journey to being a physical therapist started back in high school in a health and human sciences class.  

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Kayla Patterson blazes a new trail in the Higher Education Student Affairs program

Kayla Patterson is a recent graduate of the Higher Education Student Affairs master’s program. She began her undergraduate studies in pursuit of a medical degree at Cleveland State University on a basketball scholarship before transferring to New York University.   

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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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Communication sciences and disorders student travels to Thailand for Therapy Abroad

Sam Hubbard, a rising senior in the communication sciences and disorders program, recently went on a two-week trip to Thailand as part of Therapy Abroad.  

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Students, faculty experience once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan

Students and faculty recently returned from three trips to Japan that gave them the opportunity to experience the culture, education, business and tech ventures of the country as part of several travel courses.  

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WNC risk high for La Crosse encephalitis says WCU mosquito expert

With the warmer, wet weather in Western North Carolina, it is important to be mindful of personal protection from mosquitoes in this region that could carry La Crosse encephalitis.  

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Manifest Your Own Masterpiece

Olivia Ramos, a Charlotte native who studied entertainment design and technology at WCU, knew she wanted to do something involving the arts, but her small high school did not offer a theater arts program.   

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