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Faculty member offers suggestions for first-aid kits for outdoors adventurers

Just as important as building a proper kit is making sure it stays that way, says Ben Tholkes, WCU associate professor of parks and recreation management.   

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Research Administration announces grants for faculty, staff projects

Awards from a variety of public and private funders were received in June 2019.  

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WCU, A-B Tech sign admission agreement for community college grads

The Catamount Trailblazer Program, which derives its name from the mascots for both institutions, builds upon the existing North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.   

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University treatment plant wins Division of Water Resources award

Once again, the WCU facility has been recognized for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.  

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Workshop series on planned giving for nonprofits set in Asheville

Alex Comfort, a certified fundraising executive with more than 32 years of experience in planned giving, will serve as instructor.  

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Vecinos Farmworker Health Program gains foundation grant

The Jackson County-based nonprofit assisted 800 patients in the region with primary health care and other health services last year.  

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Eastern Band high school students participate in Judaculla Camp

WCU’s Cherokee Center and the tribal education Summer Youth Program partner to offer the camp, which exposes the youth to educational opportunities and involves them in a variety of activities.   

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General Assembly appoints Apodaca to WCU board, reappoints Haskett

Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville was recommended by N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and Tim Haskett of Kings Mountain was recommended by N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore.  

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Workshop to focus on customer service for hospitality industry

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the eight commandments of customer care and the basis for exceptional customer service at the five-star level.  

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