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WNC Tomorrow Black Oral History Project brings 1980s-era recordings to digital age

WCU’s Special and Digital Collections at Hunter Library has digitized a collection of interviews conducted between 1986 and 1989 with Black residents from Western North Carolina, all of whom were older than 69 at the time.   

Enrique Gomez

WCU to host ‘Star Party’ at Jackson County Airport

WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party at the Jackson County Airport at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.  

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Groundbreaking ceremony paves way for new energy production facility

Nine years after being identified as WCU’s No. 1 capital improvements project, groundbreaking finally took place for the replacement of the aging steam plant.   

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WCU to offer students Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

WCU’s regional COVID-19 vaccine clinic will receive a delivery of 1,700 Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccines next week that will be earmarked for students living in on-campus student housing and off-campus shared residences.  

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WCU vaccine clinic will begin accepting appointments for all groups April 1

WCU’s Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be accepting appointments for all groups beginning April 1.   

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WCU partners with Vecinos in getting COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities

WCU and Vecinos partnered to vaccinate 100 farmworkers in Western North Carolina against the COVID-19 virus.   

Darrius Stanley

Black faculty, staff organization forms at WCU

A new group has been organized for African American faculty and staff at WCU, though its efforts are intended to reach beyond into the community and other constituencies.   

Ben Grochowsky

Professor, former student reunited through national scholars’ conference

Scholarly conferences are an opportunity to network and meet old friends. Such was the case at the recent Nineteenth Century Studies Association annual conference presented virtually from Sacramento, California.  

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Dates and times set for spring in-person commencement ceremonies

After a series of virtual commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 in 2020, WCU is holding in-person commencement activities the weekend of May 14-16 at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  

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