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Gov. Roy Cooper gets tour of campus during his visit to region

The governor visited a forensic science class, viewed construction of the Apodaca Science Building and toured the steam plant and Moore Building.  

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Online course in ‘German for Beginners’ kicks off April 22

Topics to be covered include formal and informal introductions, origins and hometowns, shopping, traveling, eating, and clothing and colors.  

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Dreams of Hosting a Latinx Student Leadership Conference Come True

This time a year ago, Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Western Carolina University’s chief diversity officer, and his graduate assistant, Kevin Trudell, took 10 WCU students to the 28th annual National Latino Collegiate Conference at the University of Albany. As they were returning to Cullowhee, traveling on I-81 south in the middle of the night, someone blurted out, “We need to have our own conference.” The van erupted into cheers. For the rest of the ride, the students began brainstorming and dishing out assignments.  


Catamount Singers, Electric Soul to perform hits to 'Define America'

The concert will feature songs best known from performances by Aretha Franklin, The Pentatonix, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Pink, and Earth, Wind and Fire.  


WCU photographer’s image featured on NCAA Twitter site

An image captured by Ashley Evans in WCU’s Photo Services Office was recently featured as the “Photo of the Week” on the Twitter site of NCAA baseball.   


Nursing students test virtual reality simulation technology at MAHEC

The high-tech training is part of a federally funded grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.  


Students partner with MountainWise to highlight dangers of vaping

WCU's Department of Residential Living is hosting an event titled “Clear the Air” on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m.  

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Local entrepreneur Phil Drake to speak on campus about success

Phil Drake of Franklin, a well-known entrepreneur and software pioneer, will discuss success and America's economic system in the conference room of Blue Ridge Hall.  


Interior design program coordinator uses tiny house as teaching tool

Her custom interior plan received a second-place award in the “green living/sustainable design” category of the International Design Awards competition.  

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