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Committee named to search for WCU’s next provost, academic affairs vice chancellor

Dale Carpenter, professor of special education, has agreed to chair the 13-member committee in conducting a nationwide search.  

Alexa Turnbull

MFA Student Alexa Turnbull Uses Her Time and Talents for the Good of Others

Alexa Turnbull has always had a passion for art, which is why she is currently a student in the Master of Fine Art Program at Western Carolina University. Alexa is using her talent to fuel her other passion, which is helping incarcerated members of the LGBTQ community and sex workers. It’s a cause she feels deeply about, which is why after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Florida State, Alexa set up Seether Bookstore.   

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University will use NEA grant for nursing home's arts project

The project will be led by Turner Goins, professor in WCU's College of Health and Human Sciences and a nationally known specialist in American Indian aging issues.  

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Black History Month asks students to broaden vision, continue the journey

A series of free and open-to-the-public programs have been scheduled on campus to commemorate Black History Month.   

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Student Democracy Coalition achieves more than voter registration

An on-campus polling place for early voting will be located in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center, weekdays Feb. 13 to Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Anne Aldrich

A Passion for Literacy Leads to Cross-Cultural Service, an “I Love WCU” Story

Once a week for nearly three years, Anne Aldrich has left her home in Balsam and driven 35 minutes to western Buncombe County to scratch an itch she has for literacy. An avid reader since the age of 4, Aldrich is committed to helping others understand the meaning of words, even if English isn’t their first language.  

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Spring semester enrollment hits all-time high; graduate, transfer, distance numbers all up

Just a year after Western Carolina University’s spring enrollment surpassed 11,000 for the first time in the institution’s history, the tally for the current spring semester has hit another seasonal record, with a total of 11,434 students.  

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A different hunger games held for participating North Carolina university students

The Collegiate Hunger Challenge takes place through April 25, with points earned based on activities centered around collecting and donating food for neighbors in need or hunger awareness.   

Amber Parker

WCU Dance Team Coaches Create Scholarship in Memory of Former Member

Funny, funny, funny. That was Amber Parker in a nutshell, say those who best knew the vibrant young woman who graduated from Western Carolina University in 2016 and passed away Nov. 18, 2018, at age 24 from a rare form of ovarian cancer.  

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