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Design for Health

A healthier community, by design

In a Design for Health Initiative, students and professors from five academic disciplines are exploring how the built environment affects quality of life for older adults living in poverty in Jackson County, and ways it can be improved.  

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Professors use dissection to improve anatomy education, collaboration

It was not the usual academic partnership when physical therapy professor Doug Keskula and speech-language pathology associate professor Leigh Odom traveled from WCU to Canada this summer for a dissection workshop.  

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Doctor of Psychology program receives accreditation

Three years after welcoming in its inaugural class, the Doctor of Psychology program received accreditation from the American Psychological Association.  

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School of Nursing combines outreach, experiential learning with community service

Five nursing students, one faculty member and two alumni assist Great Faith Vision, a national Christian mission group, in operating a pop-up medical clinic, which for the time being will offer free vision care for young and old.  

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Thesis presentation lands WCU grad top honors in competition

WCU graduate Emily Deem took home first place and a $1,000 cash prize in a Tar Heel Three Minute Thesis event the UNC at Chapel Hill Graduate School hosted online this summer.  

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Students travel to Prague for music conference and performance in Žofín Palace

Seven music students are traveling to Prague this July, invited by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles to attend its international conference and perform with its Youth Wind Orchestra.  

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Students can now earn accredited marketing degree online

This upcoming fall semester, the College of Business will begin offering its nationally recognized bachelor’s degree in marketing program in an online format.  

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Two students are first WCU recipients of National Security Education Program scholarships

Two students from WCU are among an elite national group selected to receive up to $25,000 for a year of study abroad and immersion in foreign culture and languages.  

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Environmental Health becomes university’s first community engaged program

The first of a new academic tie to community engagement is now underway at WCU.  

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