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WCU to honor its first African-American student with dedication of residence hall

Among those speaking at the Thursday, Sept. 5, ceremony will be Chancellor Kelli R. Brown, Board of Trustees Chair Bryant Kinney and alumnus Michael Naylor.  


Nominations being accepted for Board of Governors teaching award

Faculty members are eligible for nomination if they are tenured and have been employed at WCU for at least seven years.  


Trustees elect officers, appoint committee to study beer, wine sales at sporting events

Bryant Kinney, an alumnus and public and governmental affairs executive who resides in Lincoln County, was elected to serve as chair.   


Brian Boyer’s bond with international students takes him to Monaco for royal wedding

Louis Ducruet says the time that he and his new wife, Marie, spent on the WCU campus was life changing and something they will never forget.  


University alumna Jessica Woods named assistant to chancellor

She had been serving as executive assistant to WCU Chief of Staff Melissa Canady Wargo for the past six years.  

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NEH offering grant application writing workshop in Asheville

The free workshop will be presented by Geoff Burrows, senior program officer in the NEH Division of Research Programs.  


New doctor of psychology program announces speaker series

The series will feature cartoonist Bob Mankoff; Thomas Joiner, one of the world’s leading authorities on suicide; and clinical psychologist Scott Lilienfeld from Emory University.  


Bakari Sellers tells students at convocation: 'Love your neighbors' and 'dream with your eyes open'

Other speakers at the event were WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar, while Student Government Association President David Rhode served as master of ceremonies.   

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Faculty Senate to hold Aug. 28 meeting at University Center

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

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