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Nazario-Colón to serve as chair for governor’s advisory council

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs supports statewide efforts to promote cooperation and understanding, and provides a forum on issues.  


Apodaca announces resignation from WCU Board of Trustees

Appointment of a new board member to fill the vacancy will be made by the General Assembly.  

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Photography Services sets session for faculty, staff portraits

The session will provide an opportunity for WCU employees to have a photo made for departmental websites and other official uses.  


Teaching and Learning faculty capture 'teacher of year' honors at statewide convention

Dan Grube and Heidi Turlington were recognized and several students won awards during a gathering of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management.  

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Faculty Senate, Staff Senate to hold November meetings

Attendance of employees at Faculty Senate and Staff Senate meetings is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.  


Workshop to focus on cultural competency for nonprofits

The one-day workshop will be led by Ricardo Nazario-Colón, WCU’s chief diversity officer.  


Traditional music series continues with concert by Pressley Girls

The twin sisters’ performance and the open jam session that follows will be held at the headquarters for Homebase College Ministry, located on the east side of the WCU campus at 82 Central Drive.  


Emergency management students help provide relief in flood-stricken Texas town

Vidor, a community of some 12,000 people, was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda in September, with resulting floodwaters damaging or destroying numerous homes.  

Rory Jimerson

Sport Management Program Helped Jimerson Advance his Career at WCU

How Rory Jimerson got to Western Carolina University is interesting enough. How he’s managed to stay in Cullowhee thanks to the university’s Master of Sport Management Program and his love of athletics, which led to him becoming the school’s director of athletic facilities, is even more interesting.  

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