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WCU board approves issuance of bonds to fund replacements for Scott, Walker residence halls

WCU Board of Trustees approved issuance of $80 million in special obligation bonds to fund the cost of construction to replace Scott and Walker residence halls.   

Grace Allen

Scholarship established in memory of WCU finance professor

A new scholarship has been established to honor long-time College of Business professor Grace Allen, who passed away Aug. 19 after a brief battle with cancer.   

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Trustees appoint Ann Summers to WCU Foundation Board

Ann Summers is the newest member of the Western Carolina University Foundation Board of Directors following her appointment by the WCU Board of Trustees.  

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Tuck River Cleanup makes a transition to ongoing individual efforts

To adhere to pandemic protocols and still achieve local litter removal goals, organizers of the Tuck River Cleanup have decided to sponsor individual-based efforts on the Tuckaseigee River.  

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Catamounts Care Ambassadors promote positive side of preventing pandemic spread

To encourage proper etiquette during a pandemic, a student-led program is using positive reinforcement to remind fellow students of strategies to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

Student Life

WCU reports record enrollment, retention

For the ninth time out of the past 10 years – and this fall by a small margin – Western Carolina University has experienced an increase in total enrollment, with a new record of 12,243 students enrolled for the 2020 fall semester.  

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Professor announces annual fall color forecast for mountains

Autumn leaves and the natural beauty of fall colors across Western North Carolina are a seasonal sensation that draw thousands of visitors and locals alike - and prompts an annual prognostication by biology professor Beverly Collins.  

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WCU named to Forbes’ list of ‘Best-In-State Employers’

Now the rest of the country knows what WCU employees have known all along – the university is a great place to work.  

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A message from Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

Dear WCU campus community: I write to provide an update concerning videos that were brought to the attention of university leadership over the weekend.  

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