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Passion for middle grades teaching leads to national award for Holly Pinter

Associate professor Holly Pinter was recently named National Middle Level Professor of the Year by the Association for Middle Level Education.   

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Center for the Study of Free Enterprise announces first faculty affiliate program cohort

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise has publicly introduced its 2020-21 group of faculty affiliates. This is the inaugural year of the program.  

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. To celebrate that milestone of democracy, the School of Stage and Screen has assembled a team of women to present Rosemary H. Knower’s “Failure is Impossible”. The short script is taken from Congressional and other public records, commemorating the fight for women’s suffrage. “Failure is Impossible” has an all-female cast of performers, and an entirely female film crew from the Film and Television Production Program in the School of Stage and Screen.  

Diana Gabriel

Latinx Student Honored with Statewide Award

Her father came from San Salvador and her mother from Colombia, but Diana Gabriel was born in the United States and grew up mostly in Shelby. So, who was she, she wondered, aside from being an academically gifted student, a sister to two brothers and the daughter of immigrant parents from two different countries?  

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Pandemic Drives Demand for Professional and Graduate Programs

As Asheville’s population and economy look to recover from months of slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, regional professionals are increasingly seeking ways to develop their skills, increase their credentials and stand out among the competition for new opportunities and career advancement. Increased demand resulted in a record enrollment this fall for Western Carolina University’s Asheville-based programs, with a 10 percent growth in students served compared to fall 2019.   

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Roya Scales named a UNC System literacy fellow

Roya Scales is one of eight appointees to a University of North Carolina System literacy fellowship, an effort intended to develop a common framework for literacy instruction in teacher preparation.  

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Engineering Treats

Engineering students find creative ways to distribute Halloween candy. The traditional ways to celebrate Halloween will be the next victim of the global pandemic, COVID-19.  

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Late writer, Cherokee Studies leader at WCU to be honored with marker

The late Robert J. Conley, author and former Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at WCU, will receive a historical marker in his hometown of Cushing, Oklahoma.  

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No Bones About It

As a forensic anthropologist, Western Carolina University assistant professor Nicholas Passalacqua has always believed he was doing important work through his teaching and his research.  

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