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Alumna leaves campus with original, colorful mural to brighten Center for Career and Professional Development

Madison Lohwasser paints a mural in the Center for Career and Professional Development before leaving WCU.  

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Forensic Anthropology Program expands, gains prominence

In 2019, a research team from WCU’s Forensic Anthropology Program began a concentrated search for the airman, drawing on local interviews, anecdotal information and lots of onsite field work, including excavations. They found Sgt. Francis W. Wiemerslage.  

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WCU starting Honoring Our Promise tour

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown is leading an Honoring Our Promise tour that will take her to cities and counties across Catamount Nation this spring to engage one-on-one with alumni, donors and supporters.  

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Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array

For a junior design class, three engineering students built a solar tracking array that finds and tracks the sun to keep solar panels optimally aligned with it as the Earth rotates.  

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Black History Month gets underway at WCU

A series of activities, exhibits and events are planned in recognition of February as Black History Month, including an inaugural scholarly discussion of diversity in Appalachia.  

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Learn to use a telescope at clinic

Did you or your family just get a telescope for the holidays but are not sure how to use it? Or do you have a telescope in the closet and want to finally make good use of it?  

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African American art showcased at The Mountain Heritage Center

The artworks of artist and author Ann Miller Woodford are currently on display in Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller at the Mountain Heritage Center’s exhibit gallery in Hunter Library.  

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Spring semester enrollment dips, with increase of new graduate and distance students

Total enrollment has dipped slightly by 2.7% for the 2022 spring semester, while the number of new graduate students and distance students enrolled increased.  

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History project is helping inform a documentary on endangered right whales

When Vicki Szabo, associate professor of history, finished her 2008 book on medieval whaling, she quipped in the acknowledgements she would remember all her WCU colleagues when it was made into a feature film.   

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