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Social media coordinator named WCU ‘student worker of the year’

Elise Holbrook was nominated for the competitive award in recognition of her dedication to communicating with the public and her passion for sharing information about the university.  

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Hughes invited to speak at interior design roundtable

Jane Hughes of WCU’s Interior Design Program faculty was invited to be a guest speaker at the 2019 International Interior Design Association Educators Roundtable being held March 28-30 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  


Two arrested, charged in connection with firearm incident on campus

The incident took place in the vicinity of the South Baseball Lot on campus around 9 p.m. Monday, March 25.  


'World’s Fair' brings learning theme ‘Defining America’ to a close

The fair will feature 24 interactive stations and events such as food samplings, traditional dance and song, and a variety of activities that showcase how WCU has utilized the campus theme.  


Hannah Bailey is latest recipient of Tau Sigma honor society scholarship

A biology major with a pre-health concentration, she transferred to WCU in the fall of 2016 from Western Piedmont Community College.   

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Grant Writing Certificate Program scheduled at Biltmore Park site

Susan Fouts, director of educational outreach at WCU, and Jack Smith, a nationally recognized grant writing trainer, will serve as workshop instructors.  


Spend Thanksgiving in New York with Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Super Holiday Tours has organized a special six-night package to see the WCU student musicians participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  


WCU students in upper echelon for presentations at national research conference

The university's undergraduates had 76 projects accepted, and 67 students will attend the prestigious event being held April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University.  


Work of graduate, undergraduate students to be showcased in Research and Scholarship Celebration

The agenda includes keynote talks by Mary C. Waters, Harvard University’s John L. Loeb Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Laura Wright, WCU English professor and UNC Board of Governors teaching award winner.  

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