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Committee named to search for WCU’s next provost, academic affairs vice chancellor

Dale Carpenter, professor of special education, has agreed to chair the 13-member committee in conducting a nationwide search.  

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University will use NEA grant for nursing home's arts project

The project will be led by Turner Goins, professor in WCU's College of Health and Human Sciences and a nationally known specialist in American Indian aging issues.  

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Black History Month asks students to broaden vision, continue the journey

A series of free and open-to-the-public programs have been scheduled on campus to commemorate Black History Month.   

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Student Democracy Coalition achieves more than voter registration

An on-campus polling place for early voting will be located in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center, weekdays Feb. 13 to Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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Spring semester enrollment hits all-time high; graduate, transfer, distance numbers all up

Just a year after Western Carolina University’s spring enrollment surpassed 11,000 for the first time in the institution’s history, the tally for the current spring semester has hit another seasonal record, with a total of 11,434 students.  

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A different hunger games held for participating North Carolina university students

The Collegiate Hunger Challenge takes place through April 25, with points earned based on activities centered around collecting and donating food for neighbors in need or hunger awareness.   

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From homeless teen to Harvard grad, Liz Murray to deliver keynote address at chancellor’s list ceremony

Liz Murray, the subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film “Homeless to Harvard,” is the keynote speaker for Western Carolina University’s ceremony honoring those on the 2019 fall semester chancellor’s list.  

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Physical therapy project gains support from Parkinson’s Foundation

The WCU project will develop academic collaborations with community partners to provide physical therapy students with skills to better assist people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.   

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WCU dance team coaches create scholarship in memory of former member

To honor former WCU student Amber Parker, her former dance team coaches — Jessica Graning, Lindsi Cauley and Amy Manshack — created the Amber Parker Memorial Annual Scholarship, which offers $1,000 in scholarship support to a qualifying dance team member each year.  

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