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Tuition costs waived for summer students

WCU will award approximately $3.775 million in federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) to students this summer.   

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Mountain Heritage Day returns, heritage award nominees sought

With the popular Mountain Heritage Day community festival returning to campus, nominations are being sought for Mountain Heritage Awards to honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.  

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Professors and local students create a ‘masterpeace’

It’s sometimes hard to express oneself, especially during the past year. The pandemic turned many worlds upside down and students of Western North Carolina public schools were not immune to the pressure.  

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WCU pro bono physical therapy services extended to Asheville site

WCU is extending its Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services through an Asheville clinic, beginning Friday, June 11.   

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New online financial planning program to begin this fall semester

WCU will offer a new online option for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in financial planning, beginning in the fall semester 2021, for both traditional and nontraditional students.   

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Astronomer Enrique Gomez advises on viewing June 10 eclipse

Enrique Gomez, associate professor of physics and astronomy, urges viewers of the Thursday, June 10, solar eclipse to use only certified, recently-purchased eclipse glasses.  

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Bardo Arts Center plans for a permanent exhibit on contemporary Cherokee culture, language

Bardo Arts Center has announced plans to host a permanent and contemporary exhibit of Cherokee culture and language, developed in collaboration with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  

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WCU Board of Trustees to meet June 3-4

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

WCU chancellor included in Business NC magazine’s leadership power list

Business North Carolina counts Chancellor Kelli R. Brown among its Power List 2021, a recently published compilation of the state’s most influential leaders.   

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