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Student team places top 10 in international building design competition

A team of four WCU undergraduate students competed virtually Wednesday, April 19, in the finals of the international Chartered Institute of Building Global Student Challenge design competition.  

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For the second consecutive year, WCU takes home 11 Hermes Creative Awards

Western Carolina University’s Communications and Marketing team has received 11 awards from the Hermes Creative Awards. The international competition is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world.   

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University Participant Program continues to move UP

The Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council recently announced WCU would be its first campus site visit for possible inclusive postsecondary education accreditation for the UP Program.   

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Engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi chapter installed at WCU

The College of Engineering and Technology is now officially part of the national Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.  

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Jim Costa publishes book celebrating work of scientist and humanitarian Alfred Russel Wallace

In Costa’s book, “Radical by Nature – The Revolutionary Life of Alfred Russel Wallace,” he dives into scholarly research, journals, notebooks and letters to help bring Wallace’s fascinating history to life.  

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WCU ranked in top 20% of Forbes’ list of America’s best midsize employers

WCU has been ranked in the top 20% coming in at number 97 out of 500 organizations.  

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Second-year DPT student Gabriella Ware wins Scholarship of Excellence Award

Gabriella Ware recently received the Scholarship of Excellence Award from the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions.  

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Princeton Review lists College of Business among best for on-campus MBA

The Princeton Review lists WCU’s College of Business as one of the nation’s best schools to earn an on-campus master’s degree in business administration in the new poll that was released Tuesday, Jan. 31.  

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WCU receives $150k award for mosquito-borne La Crosse encephalitis research

The University of North Carolina Collaboratory has given WCU a three-year, $150,000 award that will allow Brian Byrd and his students to identify environmental and behavioral risk factors for La Crosse encephalitis in WNC.   

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