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Student Democracy Coalition awarded for its civic engagement by AASCU

The work Western Carolina University is doing regarding civic engagement continues to garner recognition. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has named WCU’s Student Democracy Coalition the winner of its Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award.   


Special education group continues participation in Botswana program

A recent trip to Botswana by a delegation of Western Carolina University faculty and students has helped forge a deeper relationship between the campus and that country, working to improve special needs services, here and there.  


Interim chancellor calls 2018-19 academic year 'end of an era, beginning of a legacy'

In her Wednesday, Aug. 15, Opening Assembly address centered on the theme “Choose Great,” Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar called the 2018-19 academic year “…the end of an era at WCU, but the beginning of a legacy.”  


Nonprofit program graduates honored during Asheville ceremony

Josh O’Conner, director of Buncombe County Recreation Services, and Christy Swift, CFO of the National Technical Honor Society, were honored for completing the year-long Certified Nonprofit Professional Program offered through WCU.  


Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

A compilation of grants awarded at WCU during July has been announced by the university's Office of Research Administration.  


Campus dining changes include relocation of Chick-fil-A, closure of UC food court

Although it took nearly a year longer than originally anticipated, the food court in A.K. Hinds University Center is now officially closed following the relocation of WCU's Chick-fil-A operation into Courtyard Dining Hall.  


Alumnus, Chapel Hill native Jonathan Campbell to direct new doctorate in psychology

A WCU alumnus who has directed doctoral programs in psychology at several higher education institutions in the Southeast has returned to Cullowhee to oversee the university’s new Doctor of Psychology in Health Services Psychology Program.  


Mark Mothersbaugh to share his experiences at Bardo Arts Center

Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design and the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will host an evening with Mark Mothersbaugh at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.  


Electronic license plate recognition among changes for those who park, drive on campus

Some changes in traffic patterns and parking to improve safety and accommodate growth on campus will greet the new semester at Western Carolina University.  

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