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An abbreviated Spring Literary Festival moves online

Originally scheduled with events on campus, the Spring Literary Festival's presence will now completely be digital during the COVID-19 pandemic, with live and recorded interviews and book readings.  

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Highlands Biological Station stays on task, provides learning resources to region

With 'stay home, stay safe' orders in place and even the great outdoors seemingly closed, Highlands Biological Station, an installation of Western Carolina University, remains at work to meet the conservation and educational needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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College of Engineering and Technology awarded for its diversity initiatives

Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology is the recipient of a Bronze Award from the American Society of Engineering Education’s Diversity Recognition Program.  

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Professors go high-tech to share their music with local churches

Two Western North Carolina music professors have joined forces to help area churches fill the void of missing choirs this Easter Sunday, silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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NSF pegs WCU associate professor to help retain and advance diverse STEM faculty

Yanjun Yun, an associate professor in Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, was recently named a National Science Foundation ASCEND Faculty Fellow.  

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School of Stage and Screen to present Shakespeare classic via Zoom technology

In the grand tradition of “the show must go on,” WCU students and faculty will present William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” via Zoom.  

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Political science professor Jennifer Schiff named one of UNC System's top teachers

Jennifer Schiff, associate professor of political science and public affairs, has been named one of the top educators in the University of North Carolina System.  

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Shippensburg University's Carolyn Callaghan named educational outreach director

Carolyn M. Callaghan has been named executive director of educational outreach. The appointment, announced recently by WCU Interim Provost Richard Starnes, is effective July 1.  

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Graduate programs among best in nation, according to US News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report included Western Carolina University in several categories of its recently released 2021 Best Graduate School rankings.  

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