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Ed Lopez

CSFE examines state’s prospects for economic recovery after pandemic

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at has issued an assessment of economic recovery, sustainability and growth in North Carolina following the pandemic.  

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Place - Hybrid Space

Two practicing artists from two different cultures - India and the United States - came together to collaborate on a temporal experience of visual language. “Place – Hybrid Space” is a series of diptychs, which combines two images into one frame; a juxtaposition of surface space and atmospheric space, drawings positioned on photographs, for impressions of southeastern India.  

Dawn Brown at a conference table

Master of Project Management puts IT employee on a path of upward trajectory

A few years back, Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology added a project management office. Because IT employee Dawn Brown worked closely with the project office, she thought it might be beneficial to learn more about project management. She enrolled in WCU’s Master of Project Management (MPM) Program. Not only has it proven to be helpful in her IT role, but Brown said she now has a complete understanding of the entire project management process.  

Parade Day

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?   

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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.   

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