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dissection workshop

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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Hinton named president-elect of recreational therapy organization

Jennifer Hinton, professor and program director of the recreational therapy program, was recently named president-elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.  

John Carzoli

Carzoli named Fulbright Scholar, to assist physical therapy instruction in Bolivia

Having been named a Fulbright Scholar, John Carzoli, assistant professor and associate department head in the Physical Therapy Program, is headed to South America.  

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Lifelong respect for nursing profession leads education alumna to endow scholarship

The new scholarship fund will provide students from underrepresented groups opportunities to become health care professionals.  

Nursing Partnership

Partnership will fund faculty position at WCU to help educate more nurses

In a partnership announced on Tuesday, May 24, Mission Health will fund a full-time nursing faculty position at WCU to help serve more students who want to become nurses.   

environmental health

Environmental Health becomes university’s first community engaged program

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

Lauren Teague

Preceptor Spotlight: Lauren Teague

Lauren Teague is a Registered Dietitian who works in the outpatient facility for the Haywood Regional Hospital seeing patients with a wide array of conditions. Lauren specializes in providing nutrition counseling for diabetes patients in both one-on-one sessions and group classes. She is also responsible for various leadership opportunities in Haywood County.  

David Norton

Integrated Health Sciences program offering students a flexible pathway for health careers

Launched in fall 2018, the Integrated Health Sciences program is starting to graduate students. Some are entering the workforce.   

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Registration is open for April 9 half marathon, 5K at WCU

WCU is inviting runners of all ages and skill levels to register for the annual Catamount Climb Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, April 9.   

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