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Faculty, Staff senates approve resolution setting guiding principles for budget cut process

The Faculty Senate and the Staff Senate have approved a joint resolution endorsing guiding principles for the university’s process in making budgetary decisions.  

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CEAP alumna rises to pandemic challenge as first-year teacher, wins county award

Salem Parris, a 2019 alumna of the College of Education and Allied Professions, was selected as Haywood County’s 2020 Beginning Teacher of the Year.  

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Faculty Senate approves satisfactory - unsatisfactory grades

Students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following a split-vote approval of a resolution of the Faculty Senate.  

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WCU Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 3-4

The Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the performance hall of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   

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Stringer named NC College/University P.E. Teacher of the Year

Assistant professor Amy Stringer has been named North Carolina College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year by NC SHAPE.  

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EMS student sees service to others as service to self

Daniel Tizon has his sights set on the future, while firmly grounded in the present as a student emergency services technician.  

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Harris Regional Cancer Center features display of works by School of Art and Design

Original artwork created by students, faculty and alumni from the School of Art and Design is now on display at Harris Regional Hospital’s cancer care center.  

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Native American Heritage Month still on schedule to be celebrated at WCU

November is Native American Heritage Month and events adhering to pandemic protocols have been scheduled for Western Carolina University.  

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WCU receives grant to improve skills of local children who are English language learners

WCU is the recipient of a $583,074 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an afterschool program to help improve the academic skills of students at Cullowhee Valley School who speak English as another language.  

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