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Administrators provide updates on strategic plan, master plan initiatives

Tim Metz, assistant vice chancellor for institutional planning and effectiveness, and Mike Byers, vice chancellor for administration and finance, review information that would have been shared at an April 29 forum.  

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Named a Kenan Fellow, Catamount School’s Amanda Clapp to participate in STEM project

She will work to make connections between classrooms and science, technology, engineering and math practices in the workplace through the WNC STEMwork project.  

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Kossick presents at primary care conference in Tennessee

Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and director of graduate programs in nursing at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, presented a three-hour “Advanced EKG Workshop” on March 20 at the 23rd annual Louis A. Cancellaro Primary Care Conference in Johnson City, Tennessee.  

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College of Health and Human Sciences faculty attend IPE/P workshop

Four faculty members from WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences attended an Interprofessional Education and Practice workshop in April.  

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McRae’s book earns award from Organization of American Historians

Elizabeth McRae, WCU associate professor of history, was honored as recipient of the 2019 Frederick Jackson Turner Award during the recent annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians held in Philadelphia.  

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Highlands Biological Station director named visiting scholar at NY Botanical Garden

Jim Costa will research manuscripts of Charles Darwin's writings, correspondence and other materials this summer for an annotated edition of Darwin’s “The Descent of Man.'  

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Crisis communication will be focus of workshop at Biltmore Park

The daylong event will cover principles of effective crisis communication, expectations for leaders, guidelines for managing social media and elements of a basic crisis communication plan.   

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Carol Burton named to position of vice provost for academic affairs

Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced the change in the structure of the Office of the Provost in a message to WCU faculty and staff.  

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Athletic Training Program receives honor from high school association

The award was presented in recognition of services that have been provided by the program’s students and faculty at state cross country and wrestling tournaments since 2004.  

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