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Professional development workshop on finance offered for teachers

Objectives are for participating educators to gain strategies for teaching students about personal finance, credit, saving and investing.  

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Wichita State University announces death of John Bardo, WCU chancellor from 1995-2011

During his tenure in Cullowhee, Western Carolina gained national recognition for being among the first institutions in the nation to require incoming students to report to campus with their own computers.  

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Interim chancellor testifies on impact of NC Promise at U.S. House hearing on education

Alison Morrison-Shetlar described the tuition program as a “game-changer” that is making a college education more affordable and accessible for a larger number of students.  

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WCU going against Clemson in ‘top adventure college’ competition

The college or university receiving the most votes through an online readers’ poll in each round advances to the next round.  

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Personal experience inspires research into independent students in higher education

Sophia Calhoun began studying at Western Carolina University for an bachelor’s degree in environmental health, completing her undergraduate studies in 2017. But, Sophia’s experiences as an independent student opened her eyes to an entirely new career path in the field of higher education and student affairs.  

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Morrison-Shetlar to deliver keynote address for High-Impact Leadership Program

The university's interim chancellor will speak on the topic “Transformative Leadership in Action” on March 15.  

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Juried Undergraduate Exhibition on display at Fine Art Museum

The exhibition allows emerging artists to showcase their artwork with a larger public, as well as enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting.   

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17th annual Spring Literary Festival brings different voices with views, vision

Events scheduled for March 21-28 in A.K. Hinds University Center are free and open to the public.  

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One in five campus email users fails phishing test; security training coming up

The common theme for the fraudulent emails is that scammers on the other end are seeking sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers or Social Security numbers.   

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