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Benjamin Frey to give the 2023 Annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture

The 2023 Annual James A. Cooper Memorial Lecture in Cherokee Studies will be delivered by Benjamin E. Frey on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 9.  

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University Communications and Marketing wins two CASE District III awards

The University Communications and Marketing team was the winner of two Best of CASE District III awards.  

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It’s ‘game on’ at Hunter Library, thanks to support from the Fund for WCU

Hunter Library recently launched a new collection of popular board and role-playing games designed to help students develop stronger skills in problem-solving and teamwork through a project made possible by donations to the Fund for WCU.  

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Athletics facilities improvements tip off this fall with renovations for both Catamount basketball teams

A long-range list of upgrades to WCU athletics facilities tipped off this fall with a project in support of the Catamount men’s and women’s basketball programs.  

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Communication associate professor selected for Fulbright Fellowship in Kosovo

Katerina Spasovska, associate professor of communication at Western Carolina University, has been selected as a Fulbright Fellowship recipient for 2024.   

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WCU to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with slate of campus events

November is Native American Heritage Month and WCU has a lineup of events for students, faculty and staff to immerse themselves in the history, culture and traditions of indigenous peoples of North America.   

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Chemistry classroom named in recognition of gifts from alumnus Peter Newsome

A chemistry program alumnus with more than a dozen U.S. pharmaceutical patents to his credit has made financial contributions to WCU designed to help fill a growing demand for graduates of STEM disciplines.  

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Health disparities, medical scare fuel WCU students’ passion for pharmaceutical care

Before students Madeline Tyson and Lisbet Alvarez had even thought about applying to college, they knew they wanted to be pharmacists.   

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Fall issue of WCU Magazine hits mailboxes

The fall issue of WCU Magazine is scheduled to arrive in mailboxes of Western Carolina University alumni, donors and friends this week.  

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