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‘Lead the Way’ total to be announced May 2 with campus celebration

It’s been more than a year in the making, this fundraising challenge to reach $60 million for the Lead the Way campaign in support of late Chancellor David Belcher’s pledge for more student scholarships. Did we make it? Find out May 2 during the ‘big reveal’ at a community celebration in the Ramsey Center.  

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Free Enterprise Speaker Series hosting forum on racial neutrality

The co-authors of “Race Neutrality: Rationalizing Remedies to Racial Inequality” will speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Room 101 of the Forsyth Building.  

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Forum scheduled on community college to university transfers

With a focus on best practices for helping students transfer from community colleges to UNC System institutions, the event will be held Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m.  

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WCU battling James Madison in ‘top adventure college’ competition

Voting in the fourth round continues through 11 a.m. Monday, March 25.   

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Artist collective, partners to discuss ‘Unseen Women of Appalachia’

Stories of mountain women will be incorporated into the making of a new public artwork at a museum in Dillsboro.  

Rachel and Caleb Sullivan and their family

Food and Faith Changed Lives of WCU Siblings

Rachel Sullivan believes in the power of good food on the body and of the Holy Spirit on the soul. Without one, she would not have found the other — or her life’s calling. Sullivan is a 20-year-old Western Carolina University junior and Honors College student majoring in nutrition and dietetics, an area of study she chose after witnessing the effects of starvation on her two half siblings whose parents were dealing with substance abuse issues. Sullivan and her half siblings, now age 9 and 13, have the same birth mother.   

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Professional development workshop on finance offered for teachers

Objectives are for participating educators to gain strategies for teaching students about personal finance, credit, saving and investing.  

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Wichita State University announces death of John Bardo, WCU chancellor from 1995-2011

During his tenure in Cullowhee, Western Carolina gained national recognition for being among the first institutions in the nation to require incoming students to report to campus with their own computers.  

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Interim chancellor testifies on impact of NC Promise at U.S. House hearing on education

Alison Morrison-Shetlar described the tuition program as a “game-changer” that is making a college education more affordable and accessible for a larger number of students.  

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