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Prospective students, families invited to upcoming Open House

The event gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.  

Kevin Rumley

Graduating Veteran Finds Peace After ‘Journey of a Million Steps’

Graduated, enlisted, blown up, hospitalized, released, addicted, homeless, hopeless, rescued, enrolled, graduated, employed, enrolled, graduated, honored, redeemed. Read between those lines a minute, and listen. This is WCU Alumni Kevin Rumley's story...  

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Hunter Library reissues outdoors book about pre-park Great Smoky Mountains

Paul Fink's 'Mountain Days' provides a historical glimpse of trails and camps of the Smokies, along with firsthand perspectives and archival photos.  

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Campus entrance improvement project includes dry stack stone walls, native plants

Construction at the intersection of Centennial Drive and N.C. Highway 107 is on track for completion in March 2020.  

Garrett Ozar

Entrepreneurship Alumnus Makes Most of Confidence Starting a Business and Facing the Shark Tank

Garrett Ozar, a 2009 graduate with a degree in entrepreneurship, took managerial skills and confidence gained from the Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship Program in the College of Business, to start a success story. He is the co-founder of Eterneva, an Austin, Texas, based company started in 2017 that takes ashes from cremated remains, isolates the carbon and, with heat and pressure, creates diamonds as an everlasting keepsake.   

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CAPS finds way to ‘meet students’ with award-winning videos

Realizing that it was time to come up with a more effective way to reach additional students, Kim Gorman, director of Western Carolina University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and her staff decided to meet students where they were – on YouTube.  

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Staff member Jennifer Cooper appears on ‘Jeopardy,’ succumbs to Apostles clue

Production for the game show episode took place in a Culver City, California, studio Aug. 27 and the show was broadcast Nov. 1.  

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Chancellor installation set for March 27; steering committee appointed

The 30-member group is beginning the task of planning the traditional academic ceremony for WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown.  

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Students present research at Southern Conference forum

The event is a collaborative project of the Southern Conference membership and is hosted by Wofford College.  

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