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WCU receives $150k award for mosquito-borne La Crosse encephalitis research

The University of North Carolina Collaboratory has given WCU a three-year, $150,000 award that will allow Brian Byrd and his students to identify environmental and behavioral risk factors for La Crosse encephalitis in WNC.   

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Birth-Kindergarten Program receives momentous grant

The Birth-Kindergarten Program was recently awarded an $868,885 grant by the Dogwood Health Trust for Leadership, Equity and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education.   

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Faculty member part of NASA moonwalking test mission

Amy Fagan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, serving on the NASA moonwalking test mission team for Artemis III, which is part of the Artemis missions.  

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WCU gears up for weeklong celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will feature a keynote address from Lisa Blackmon to highlight this year’s theme - "Building a Legacy of Leadership."  

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WCU alum Preston Blakely to speak in February at Chancellor’s List event

Blakely will be the keynote speaker for the Chancellor’s List Award Ceremony. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall.   

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From the mountains to the sea, WCU alumna and coastal scientist helps to ensure longevity of coastal parks through $295k NPS grant

Growing up in Franklin, Katie Peek never dreamed she would be living in the mountains and working as a coastal scientist in WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.  

Cyndy Caravelis

Caravelis, Boyer selected to All-SoCon Faculty and Staff team

Cyndy Caravelis, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, and Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, were chosen as WCU’s representatives on the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff team.   

Robert Walker

Walker named associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises

Robert Walker has been named the associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises, replacing Keith Corzine who retired Jan. 1 after more than 34 years at the university.  

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WCU holds two commencement ceremonies for fall 2022 graduates

WCU held two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, with more than 1,100 graduates having their degrees conferred for bachelors, masters and doctoral programs.  

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