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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

The compilation of awards includes those received during December 2018 and January 2019.   


Social work's Elizabeth Anderson receiving Cambia Health Foundation grant for palliative care project

The 12 national recipients of the award are expected to engage in innovative and impactful projects in palliative care that also position them for growth as national leaders in that field.   


Engineers Week will offer keynote address, outdoor gear hackathon

S. Gordon Moore Jr. will speak on “The Next Level: The Impact of Inclusion on Excellence” at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.  

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Spring '19 university magazine available for pickup at library, HFR

The current edition features a cover-story profile of WCU’s first African-American student, a woman whose name will be affixed to the university's newest residence hall.  


Political commentator Michael Steele focuses on leadership in remarks to chancellor's list students

The ceremony included congratulatory comments from Alison Morrison-Shetlar, WCU interim chancellor, and Carol Burton, the university’s acting provost.   


Indiana University faculty member to speak at ‘Defining America’ event

Rasul Mowatt will address the topic “City By Design: How the Seeds of Racial and Ethnic Division Are Integrated into Neighborhoods, Parks and Schools.”  


Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines to assist town in protecting critical infrastructure

A vulnerability assessment will be conducted in Duck, a coastal community touted as a premier beach vacation spot near important ecosystems and estuaries.  

Keith Elliott Alumnus of the Month

Keith Elliott Alumnus of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Keith Elliott! He graduated from WCU twice once in June 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, General Management and again in June 1973, with a Master of Business Administration in General Management.  


Nursing students provide services at free rural health care clinic in eastern Tennessee

The nonprofit Remote Area Medical has held mobile clinics for uninsured and underserved families and individuals, assisted by health care professionals and students, since 1985.  

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