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David Kinner

David Kinner named dean of College of Arts and Sciences

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed David A. Kinner as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as part of its special-called meeting April 27.   

Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Catherine Carter, a professor in WCU’s Department of English, will receive one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

David Dorondo

David Dorondo participates in NATO hybrid warfare research

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.   

Enrique Gomez

WCU to host ‘Star Party’ at Jackson County Airport

WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party at the Jackson County Airport at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.  

radio tower

WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.  

Frankie Bauer

Alumni explores historical, cultural, political and personal connections that cross tribal designations

Frankie Bauer came to Western Carolina University in 2016 to pursue a master’s degree in history. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Bauer concentrated on Cherokee Studies, defending his thesis and earning his degree in fall 2018.  

BaShaun Smith with a mask and text that says Essential WCU

Essential WCU

We successfully wrapped up one of the most difficult semesters in our university’s history and began a new one with many known and unknown challenges ahead. Our employees and students have worked harder than ever amid the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve their goals and to make a positive difference in the world.  

Francis-Fallon

Inaugural, prestigious national first book award goes to Francis-Fallon

On the heels of a historic election cycle, Ben Francis-Fallon is being honored for his research and resulting book into the history of the most rapidly growing electoral group in America.  

Nialls Michelsen

New book suggests lowering the voting age nationally to 16

Could voter engagement and democracy be better served with a younger voting age?   

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