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Political science professor Jennifer Schiff named one of UNC System's top teachers

Jennifer Schiff, associate professor of political science and public affairs, has been named one of the top educators in the University of North Carolina System.  

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Shippensburg University's Carolyn Callaghan named educational outreach director

Carolyn M. Callaghan has been named executive director of educational outreach. The appointment, announced recently by WCU Interim Provost Richard Starnes, is effective July 1.  

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Graduate programs among best in nation, according to US News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report included Western Carolina University in several categories of its recently released 2021 Best Graduate School rankings.  

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Summer school classes to move online

Summer school classes will be held online or via another form of distance education course delivery through the end of the second summer term in August.  

Recreation Therapy Students with their cards on a zoom call

Recreational Therapy Students Send Encouraging Cards to Asheville Nursing Home

Sophomore Brianna Hedges was brainstorming with her dad one day on what activities members of Western Carolina University’s Recreational Therapy Association group could participate in as a way to reach out while they are physically unable to go out and volunteer in places because of the COVID-19 crisis.  

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College of Engineering and Technology Using 3D Printers for COVID-19 Fight

Faculty, staff and students in the College of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University are using 3D printers in the college’s Rapid Center to develop visors for face shields for use by health care workers in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. The work is part of a nationwide initiative by Stratasys, manufacturer of several 3D printers used by WCU’s Rapid Center.   

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Engineering college using 3D printers to make face shields for COVID-19 fight

Faculty, staff and students in the College of Engineering and Technology are using 3D printers in the college’s Rapid Center to develop visors for face shields for use by health care workers in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Nursing Residency Pivots Standard Training to Assist During Pandemic

As COVID-19 protocols began taking effect in the Asheville area, registered nurses in a primary care residency and fellows program at Western Carolina University made a quick shift to assist an at-risk population while still continuing their training.  

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Primary care nursing residency pivots standard training to assist during pandemic

As COVID-19 protocols began taking effect in the Asheville area, registered nurses in a primary care residency and fellows program made a quick shift to assist an at-risk population while still continuing their training.  

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