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earth week

University celebrates an environmentally friendly campus on Earth Day 2021

As new construction continues at WCU, there remains a natural harmony and aesthetic across campus. That balance is by design and careful maintenance.  

Elementary ed

CEAP looks to attract men of color through Call Me MISTER program

The landscape of the K-12 teaching environment across the U.S., and also North Carolina, lends itself to being predominantly comprised of white females. What’s hard to find are African American male teachers.  

HPE Catamount School

Health and physical education interns find silver lining in teaching exercise online

Teaching health and physical education to a group of middle school students during a pandemic via Zoom is not as impossible as it may sound.  

Liz Anderson

Department of Social Work gains grant for improving advance care planning in Cherokee community

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded just over $374,500 to WCU’s Department of Social Work to work in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for advance care planning with the Native American community.   

tva challenge

College of Business students achieve top results in TVA Investment Challenge

A team of College of Business students proved their financial moxie with real money in an investment competition sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  

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Mountain Heritage Day planning for return to campus this fall

Mountain Heritage Day, the festival of cultural traditions presented by WCU, is again being planned as a live, in-person event on Saturday, Sept. 25.  

grades

WCU extends optional satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading system for spring semester

WCU's Faculty Senate passed a resolution to extend its satisfactory/unsatisfactory guidelines for the 2021 spring semester due to the prolonged strain of nonstandard teaching modalities at a primarily residential instruction institution.   

David Dorondo

David Dorondo participates in NATO hybrid warfare research

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.   

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WNC Tomorrow Black Oral History Project brings 1980s-era recordings to digital age

WCU’s Special and Digital Collections at Hunter Library has digitized a collection of interviews conducted between 1986 and 1989 with Black residents from Western North Carolina, all of whom were older than 69 at the time.   

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