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Communications and marketing team honored by higher ed organization

WCU has been recognized by a national higher educational organization for its work in communication and marketing.  

Francis-Fallon

Inaugural, prestigious national first book award goes to Francis-Fallon

On the heels of a historic election cycle, Ben Francis-Fallon is being honored for his research and resulting book into the history of the most rapidly growing electoral group in America.  

Al Kopek

Three mental health conditions contribute to violent offenses, WCU study finds

WCU researchers find a disproportionate number of inmates with violent offenses suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and alcohol use disorder.  

US News rankings

WCU ranked by US News and World Report for online undergraduate, graduate programs

WCU has been ranked among the top providers of online programs by U.S. News and World Report in numerous categories for 2021.  

Nialls Michelsen

New book suggests lowering the voting age nationally to 16

Could voter engagement and democracy be better served with a younger voting age?   

Headshot of Rich Price

Rich Price named executive director of economic development and regional partnerships

Rich Price, a passionate and proud 1988 graduate of WCU, has spent the last seven years as the director of economic development for Jackson County.   

Pride Week

WCU teams with Blue Ridge Pride Center, UNCA for local LGBTQ project

A collaboration between WCU, the University of North Carolina Asheville and the Blue Ridge Pride Center will gather oral histories, archival materials and photos for an ongoing LGBTQ community research project.  

Ann Crosby

Care, concern shown from WCU Nurse Anesthesia graduate

Ann Crosby, a certified registered nurse anesthetist found inspiration for her career during a difficult time and Western Carolina University helped provide the means for her goals.  

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WCU makes adjustments to start of spring semester

Due to a record number of COVID-19 cases, strain on critical health care resources related to COVID-19 hospitalizations, and a projected peak in cases in Western North Carolina within the next two to three weeks, Western Carolina University officials have adjusted spring operations.  

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