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Sophia Calhoun

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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García-Castañón’s poetry collection published in Argentina

Santiago García-Castañón’s poetry collection “Las huellas de Erató”was recently published by Editorial Dunken in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is his 11th published poetry collection and his 20th book altogether.  

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Upcoming Data Center, phone system maintenance to cause outages

IT staff has scheduled the work for Saturday, March 9, and Monday, March 11.  

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WCU feels the love during February fundraiser, with increase in donations and participation

The large number of donors during the month means that the university community met a special giving challenge issued by four alumni: Brad Bradshaw, Wes Elingburg, Ken Hughes and Dale Sims.   

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Wright to present new essay collection ‘Through a Vegan Studies Lens’

The book she edited was published in February by the University of Nevada Press.  

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