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Oregon State's Alex Gary, former Catamount, named WCU athletics director

Alex Gary, a former student-athlete on the Western Carolina University baseball team who is currently serving as senior associate athletics director for development at Oregon State University, is the next director of the Catamount athletics program.  

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WCU student skiers to compete at regional collegiate competition in Pennsylvania

Two Western Carolina University students are competing in the Mid Atlantic Regional of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Friday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, Feb. 29, at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  

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Madison the chat bot makes its WCU debut

You may have stumbled across her name at the bottom right hand corner of the myWCU page, inviting you for a chat if you’re in need of support from the Division of Information Technology. Don’t be afraid. Engage in a chat. Madison, as she is called, is Western Carolina University’s new chat bot, which was launched Tuesday, Feb. 25, as a beta test by the IT Help Desk  

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Concert to honor longtime School of Music professor, former director of bands, upon retirement

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. After a 35-year career in the School of Music, John T. West will retire at the end of the semester.  

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School of Nursing celebrates five decades with campus event

THIS EVENT CANCELLED. Guest speaker will be Ernest J. Grant, president of the American Nurses Association. The event is limited to the first 350 registrants.   

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Week of activities to culminate with installation of Kelli Brown as WCU's chancellor

Kelli R. Brown will be installed as chancellor of Western Carolina University during a formal ceremony Friday, March 27, capping a week of activities designed to spotlight the university’s impact across the mountain region and the role WCU will play in the future of North Carolina.  

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Family Comes First for New Facilities Management Scholarship, an “I Love WCU” Story

Western Carolina University’s Facilities Management unit is a family, as far as members of its leadership team are concerned, so they decided to help take care of their own by establishing the WCU Facilities Management Annual Scholarship in honor of “I Love WCU” month.  

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NC Campus Compact awards associate professor Beth Wall-Bassett

Beth Wall-Bassett, Western Carolina University associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, was excited when she walked across the stage at Elon University recently to receive the Engaged Faculty Award from North Carolina Campus Compact during its annual “Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement” Conference.  

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Haywood Pathways Center, WCU recognized for partnership

The university and the Haywood Pathways Center of Waynesville have been recognized with the 2020 Community Partner Award by North Carolina Campus Compact.  

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