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Faculty, staff honored at annual awards event

WCU’s Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards returned to its full capacity form Friday, April 29.  

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Regional high schools participate in WCU's language contest

The 39th annual Language Contest at Western Carolina University saw some 120 high school students test their knowledge of French and Spanish on April 26.  

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Robotics team finishes third

The WCU Robotics team took third place honors at 2022 IEEE Southeastcon Hardware Competition.  

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Zigs and zags lead alumna on career path as esteemed professor of professional writing

A funny thing happened to Kathryn Curle Rentz on her way to becoming a professor of English literature and composition: she fell in love with professional writing and never looked back.   

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WCU again designated Tree Campus USA, with plans for Earth Week activities

On the heels on being recertified as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, WCU is holding a series of sustainability events during Earth Week, April 19 to April 25.  

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WCU graduate programs included in US News and World Report national rankings

The 2023 ranking of graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report includes WCU, which offers master’s and doctoral degree programs online, in hybrid format, and through traditional classroom instruction at its Cullowhee campus and the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  

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School of Health Sciences director recognized by National Academies of Practice

Ericka Zimmerman was recently inducted as a distinguished practitioner fellow for the National Academies of Practice.  

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant to fund Engineering scholarships

Thanks to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant, the College of Engineering and Technology will offer six scholarships for students studying in electrical power, mechanical and electrical disciplines.  

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Engineering professor Sudhir Kaul receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Sudhir Kaul, a professor in the School of Engineering and Technology, has received one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

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