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Clinical training goes virtual for School of Nursing

For nursing students, an important part of instruction are clinicals, typically performed at hospitals and other care facilities. With precautions required during the current COVID-19 pandemic, that training at the School of Nursing continues - albeit virtually - with Shadow Health software.   

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On eve of retirement, longtime psychology professor has 'last lecture' disrupted by COVID-19

Originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, psychology professor Bruce Henderson’s career-capping last lecture for his “History of Psychology” class was derailed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Educational Outreach unit donates WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Irene Wortham Center

Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach recently donated 500 bottles of WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Buncombe County’s Irene Wortham Center.  

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Postponed search for WCU provost to resume this spring

The committee conducting a nationwide search to find Western Carolina University’s next permanent provost will resume its work this spring after the process was suspended in March in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Hunter Library continues to assist faculty, students with virtual research, including 3D anatomy

When Ashley Hyatt, assistant professor of physical therapy at Western Carolina University, recently needed to show her students various perspectives of the human brain, there was a challenge. Normally, Hyatt teaches from a classroom, in the laboratory and using clinical demonstrations. But in this case, she was faced with the new normal of COVID-19.  

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MFA Student Emerges as a Change-Maker in North Carolina

Lydia See is an artist in her own right, but she’s using her new platform as a recognized and emerging “change-maker” in North Carolina to showcase the works of others whose voices are rarely if ever, heard.  

Discover Her Story  

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Engineering students triple WCU's output of face shields for medical worker use in pandemic

Students from the College of Engineering and Technology have checked out 3D printers from the university and are using them from home to help produce face shields for use by health care professionals during the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

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WCU's diversity, economic development initiatives to move into Chancellor's Division

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced the relocation of the university’s chief diversity officer and its top community and economic development liaison from the Division of Academic Affairs into the Chancellor’s Division, and a new annual review process for the university’s strategic plan.  

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General Assembly renews grant for WCU's school leadership training program

With a recent grant renewal, Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions has now received $1.8 million to date from a General Assembly program for training school administrators and leaders.  

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