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Cherokee students learn about college life at Judaculla Camp

An event two years in the making, Western Carolina University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Education and Training Program partnered this summer to host the first Judaculla Camp.  

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Vendors to display, sell native plants on last day of conference

Fifteen vendors from around the country will bedisplaying a varietyof native plants from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 – the final day of the 35th annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Western Carolina University's Office of Research Administration has released a compilation of grants awarded at WCU during June 2018.   


WCU becomes Yellow Ribbon Program participating school

Western Carolina University is now a Yellow Ribbon Program participating school, which will help eligible military-affiliated students with tuition costs.  


Asheville Chamber honors late chancellor with service award

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce posthumously recognized Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher for his contributions and commitment to the region with its Excellence in Public Service Award.  


One Book selection ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ aligns with campus theme

Western Carolina University’s One Book committee, which is responsible for selecting the book that is distributed to all first-year students before fall semester, has been wanting to choose a title that connects with the campus theme.  


Lowell Davis honored by ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation at gala in New York

Lowell Davis was first introduced to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation as a fourth-grader in Dallas. Now, as Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for student success, that same foundation has recognized Davis for his career achievements.  


University representatives participate in AACU summer institutes

The Association of American Colleges and Universities selected Western Carolina University for two of its four summer institutes, allowing faculty participants to engage with educational peers and experts to advance and spur teaching innovation.  


Geology students, alumni map landslides in Yellowstone National Park

A group of four Western Carolina University geology students and alumni have been keeping an eye out for grizzly bears and other wildlife this summer while working on a project to map landslides in one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system – Yellowstone.  

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