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Artist collective, partners to discuss ‘Unseen Women of Appalachia’

Stories of mountain women will be incorporated into the making of a new public artwork at a museum in Dillsboro.  

Rachel and Caleb Sullivan and their family

Food and Faith Changed Lives of WCU Siblings

Rachel Sullivan believes in the power of good food on the body and of the Holy Spirit on the soul. Without one, she would not have found the other — or her life’s calling. Sullivan is a 20-year-old Western Carolina University junior and Honors College student majoring in nutrition and dietetics, an area of study she chose after witnessing the effects of starvation on her two half siblings whose parents were dealing with substance abuse issues. Sullivan and her half siblings, now age 9 and 13, have the same birth mother.   

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

By all accounts, the third annual “I Love WCU” month was a huge success, with more than 1,400 people making financial contributions or pledges to Western Carolina University between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28.  

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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.  

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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