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Collaborative innovation drives solutions in Catawba County

With the onset of COVID-19, health care systems across the country began assessing readiness in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients. Catawba Valley Health System in Catawba County, North Carolina, was no different.  

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Zsolt Szabo selected to judge international trombone competition

Zsolt Szabo, Western Carolina University’s assistant professor of trombone and euphonium, has been chosen to join a select group of internationally renowned trombone players to judge an online competition.  

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WCU to offer online introduction to Cherokee course

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a four-week online introduction to Cherokee course entitled “Cherokee 101 – Online,” July 6-31.  

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Honors College reading project donates to local school meals program

With WCU's 'Book Buddies' program cut short this year, the Honors College is donating $450 to help cover expenses for Smokey Mountain Elementary School's meals-at-home program.  

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Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards program canceled; winners to be notified

The annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards program scheduled for Friday, April 24, at which faculty and staff are recognized for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service, has been canceled.  

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General Assembly appoints Rebecca Brown to WCU Board of Trustees

Cary resident Rebecca Brown has been appointed to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees.  

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Trustees appoint Lori Anderson of Tusculum University next health, human sciences dean

WCU's Board of Trustees has approved Lori Schumacher Anderson as the next dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.  

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WCU announces gradual move-out process to limit number of students, helpers on campus

Students who left personal belongings in on-campus residence halls as the university curtailed operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be allowed to retrieve those items during a gradual and controlled 10-day move-out schedule.  

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University of Evansville's Wesley Milner selected to lead international programs at WCU

Wesley T. Milner, executive director of international programs and professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Evansville, has been named director of the Office of International Programs and Services.  

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