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COVID-19 dashboard updates resume Jan. 11 with additional information

Western Carolina University’s COVID-19 dashboard will resume its weekday updates.   

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As we learn from 2020, the case for furthering your education in 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics routinely publishes data showing that an individual’s earning power is increased with additional education – not to mention the possibility of more stable employment. As we enter 2021, professionals in and around the Asheville area will be finding ways to further skills and talents, update their credentials, and stand out among peers in a competitive job market through continued learning and graduate programs.  

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Unmasking the Flow

Students in Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology are conducting studies that could help people make more informed decisions on which face masks are most effective.  

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WCU among 15 UNC System schools to receive freezers for COVID-19 vaccine storage

The UNC System is expanding COVID-19 vaccine storage capacity at all 15 research institutions. The new freezers provide safe storage of nearly 2 million 2-ml vials of COVID-19 vaccine.  

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Paws on the Street!

WCU's 2020 Holiday Card, from the "streets" of Cullowhee, sending warmest wishes from Catamount County.  

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WCU’s own ‘Band of Brothers’ contribute to Sylva food bank, soup kitchen

The longstanding support by Western Carolina University in fighting local hunger isn’t taking a holiday break, even at the height of the pandemic.  

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Kelley, Gauthier named to All-SoCon Faculty and Staff Team

Kelly Kelley and Courtney Gauthier are Western Carolina University’s representatives on this year’s All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team.  

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Music education major Kendall Rhymer wins first prize in Sounding WCU art contest

Western Carolina University senior Kendall Rhymer was recently named the winner of the university’s Sounding WCU art contest. Rhymer, who is majoring in music education, philosophy and religion, took home the $400 first place prize with her project titled “Tali Tsigwaya Gaduhv (Two Sparrows Town).   

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Virginia taps Rob Young, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, for science expertise

Rob Young was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to a technical advisory committee as part of the Virginia Coastal Master Planning Framework.  

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