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Chancellor announces change in leadership for Advancement Division

Lori A. Lewis stepped down as the university's vice chancellor for advancement, effective Monday, Aug. 12.  

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Research Administration announces grants for faculty, staff projects

Awards from a variety of public and private funders were received in July 2019.  

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Countdown to Cullowhee: 5 Days

The Cullowhee Valley is once again filling with the sounds of the Baddest Band in the Land. As the award-winning Pride of the Mountains marching band prepares for their return to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you can bet you’ll hear the tick of a metronome and beating drums anywhere you turn.  

Cullowhee Countdown!  

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Countdown to Cullowhee: 6 Days

When you see campus, there is only one way to describe what you feel. You don’t know how you know, but you know. It could be the sense of place you feel or the wonder of nature that surrounds you or the connections you’ve forged with forever friends and mentors, but only one thought crosses your mind. This…is home.  

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WCU listed among nation's 'best public college values' by Kiplinger

The university is ranked 62nd among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students.   

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Countdown to Cullowhee: 7 Days

Just as sure as the sun rises, it sets. While you’re at WCU, make the most of the time you have. Soak in the wonder and make the most of your experience. When you look back on your time here you don’t want to think of what you wish you had done, but reminisce about the memories you made while you were here and all the many things you accomplished.  

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Archaeological field school on campus reveals artifacts from ancient Cherokee presence

Findings will be presented to the Cherokee community in September at the 2019 Cherokee Archaeology Symposium.  

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Countdown to Cullowhee: 8 Days

Break out your purple and gold and get ready to cheer on the Catamounts! Another exciting year of athletics is upon us. From homecoming and tailgating, to events for every sport, you’ll never run out of chances to cheer on our student-athletes. Get to know the fight song…you’re going to need it!  

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National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki coming to campus for presentation, panel discussion

An event on Aug. 22 kicks off a “Wilderness as Wellness” programming series that will offer outings across the mountains throughout the fall semester.  

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