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Viewing of the Perseid meteor shower to take place at Waterrock Knob

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

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Mountain Heritage Day musical performers announced

When Mountain Heritage Day makes a triumphant return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will come with a full day of live music.  

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Matthew McDonough awarded national fellowship to advance diversity in science research

When WCU alumnus Matthew McDonough starts his third year of graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall, he’ll do so as a member of a select group.  

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CEAP, CAS alumna honored with national award in leadership as a teacher of color

Zoe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.   

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Principal preparation program receives $4.1 million grant

WCU is a recipient of a recurring grant from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program that will provide $4.1 million over the next six years, the University of North Carolina System recently announced.  

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Board of Trustees elect new officers

The WCU Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2021-22, made appointments to several committees and swore in new board members.   

Jamie Raynor

Board of Trustees appoints Jamie Raynor as vice chancellor of advancement

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed Jamie Raynor as its new vice chancellor of advancement during a special-called meeting today, July 20.   

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Triple E in the WHEE provides childcare assistance to students

WCU's College of Education and Allied Professions is providing affordable childcare for student parents.  

HEERF grants

Eligible students to receive $500 emergency grants through HEERF III funds

WCU will provide $500 emergency grants to enrolled students who qualify for assistance in payment of fall 2021 semester billing charges.  

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