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Stringer named NC College/University P.E. Teacher of the Year

Assistant professor Amy Stringer has been named North Carolina College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year by NC SHAPE.  

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EMS student sees service to others as service to self

Daniel Tizon has his sights set on the future, while firmly grounded in the present as a student emergency services technician.  

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Harris Regional Cancer Center features display of works by School of Art and Design

Original artwork created by students, faculty and alumni from the School of Art and Design is now on display at Harris Regional Hospital’s cancer care center.  

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Native American Heritage Month still on schedule to be celebrated at WCU

November is Native American Heritage Month and events adhering to pandemic protocols have been scheduled for Western Carolina University.  

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WCU receives grant to improve skills of local children who are English language learners

WCU is the recipient of a $583,074 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an afterschool program to help improve the academic skills of students at Cullowhee Valley School who speak English as another language.  

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WCU designated a ‘green college’ for 10th year by The Princeton Review

WCU keeps its streak alive in being listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible and ecologically connected institutions in North America.   

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Passion for middle grades teaching leads to national award for Holly Pinter

Associate professor Holly Pinter was recently named National Middle Level Professor of the Year by the Association for Middle Level Education.   

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Center for the Study of Free Enterprise announces first faculty affiliate program cohort

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise has publicly introduced its 2020-21 group of faculty affiliates. This is the inaugural year of the program.  

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. To celebrate that milestone of democracy, the School of Stage and Screen has assembled a team of women to present Rosemary H. Knower’s “Failure is Impossible”. The short script is taken from Congressional and other public records, commemorating the fight for women’s suffrage. “Failure is Impossible” has an all-female cast of performers, and an entirely female film crew from the Film and Television Production Program in the School of Stage and Screen.  

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