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Trio in the African country of Chad awake to a familiar cry: ‘We need anesthesia’

Ian Hewer, Ben Woody and Jenny Della Posta travel for 52 hours on a medical mission trip and get a taste of medical improvisation.   

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‘Art Day for Kids’ offered on Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Children will work on projects that include figurative clay sculptures, portraiture in oil pastel and a large pillow-based installation project.  


Catamount Club is going strong after 50 years

The Catamount Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as the primary fundraising arm for WCU athletics.  


Fusion Jazz Ensemble performs at jazz conference in Reno, Nevada

The Jan. 9-12 event was billed as “part music festival, part networking, part education and all inspiration.”   


Online programs receive national rankings from US News and World Report

The publication assesses schools based on four general, weighted categories for online programs: student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.  


Marshall's Hai-yang Chen selected as next College of Business dean

The national search was led by a campus committee chaired by Jeff Ray, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, and completed with the assistance of the Buffkin-Baker executive search firm.  

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WCU, SCC hosting lunar eclipse viewing at Jackson County Airport

The partial eclipse will begin at 10:33 p.m. on Jan. 20, and totality will start at 11:41 p.m. and last for a little over an hour.  


Career Center accepting applications for summer internship program

Twenty WCU students will be selected to receive $5,000 each for the 30-hours-a-week internships at various nonprofit organizations across Western North Carolina.  

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Candidate for health and human sciences dean to visit campus Jan. 15-18

WCU is conducting a national search to fill the dean’s position currently held by Douglas Keskula.  

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