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Greyson Rowlands

Alumnus gets second chance with Fulbright award

The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For alumnus Greyson Rowlands, trying one more time for a Fulbright Award was exactly what he needed to succeed.  

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Mountain Heritage Center hosts gallery talk for Cherokee mask exhibit

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a gallery talk about Cherokee mask making with renowned artist Davy Arch and WCU graduate student Driver Blythe.   

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WCU to host Science in the Mountains conference

WCU and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center have partnered to bring the Science in the Mountains conference to Cullowhee Saturday, April 13.   

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Commitment deposit deadline for summer, fall first-year students extended to May 15

WCU is extending the deadline for families who face challenges associated with changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.   

Aimee Kling

Grad student aims to improve community literacy

Ten years after she finished her undergraduate degree, Aimee Kling decided to go back to school, entering WCU's graduate program in English Studies and focusing her research on improving community literacy.   

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School of Nursing receives $2.1 million boost to launch Conway Scholars initiative

The School of Nursing is the recipient of a $2 million contribution from the Bedford Falls Foundation-DAF that will provide scholarship support to undergraduate nursing students and enable the hiring of additional faculty to guide them in their clinical experiences.  

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WCU to host inaugural Fulbright Week April 8-12

The Office of National and International Awards, in collaboration with the Office of Global Engagement, will host the inaugural Fulbright Week.  

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Catamount crew crisscrosses Ireland for WCU travel series maiden voyage

From a chance for a proposal “do-over” on the Cliffs of Moher to a mother-daughter first visit to ancestral homelands, WCU’s inaugural Catamount Adventures trip offered an array of experiences both shared and personal in Ireland.  

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Global Black Studies program shines

The National Council for Black Studies, recognizes one academic program for outstanding achievement with the Sankore Institute Award. This year’s award recipient was WCU’s Global Black Studies program.   

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