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University wins awards for fundraising campaign launch, solar eclipse event, magazine improvements

The honors were earned through the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  


Tuck River Cleanup expands scope, will accommodate more volunteers

Students, faculty and staff, along with civic and community groups, will collect litter, debris and discarded items along the Tuckaseigee River between Cullowhee and Whittier on Saturday, April 13.  


State, regional teachers of the year speak to concerns, rewards of profession

Freebird McKinney and Julie Pittman visited campus to address an assembly of some 250 WCU teacher education students.  

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Orchestra to perform with university Concert Choir, student musicians

A Wednesday, March 20, concert will feature Poulenc’s “Gloria” and a Thursday, March 21, presentation will be Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.”  

Lauren Bryson

Scholarship recipient revels in advanced technology, new surroundings

It took a childhood spent in the outdoors for former competitive wakeboarder Lauren Bryson to appreciate the world of technology as a Western Carolina University student, and as a result, become the first recipient of the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Scholarship.  

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WCU battling West Virginia in ‘top adventure college’ competition

Online voting in the second round of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine's poll continues through 11 a.m. Monday, March 11.   

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Faculty Senate, Staff Senate set March meetings at University Center

Attendance of WCU employees at the meetings and related activities is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.  

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University hosting prospective students, families for Open House

The event gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.  


Winners announced from Regional Science and Engineering Fair

WCU has hosted the two-day event, coordinated by the Division of Educational Outreach, for decades.  

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