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WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.  

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WCU Board of Trustees to meet March 4-5

The Board of Trustees of WCU will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, on center stage in the performance hall of the Bardo Arts Center.  

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Campus police department forms community advisory committee

WCU’s Police Department recently instituted a standing advisory committee to help officers better understand and serve the community.  

Kristen Revis

Finance students advance to finals in national competition

College of Business students Sophia Spangler and Kristen Revis are advancing to the national finals in a financial planning competition held by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.  

Bill Ogletree

WCU faculty member is recipient of UNC System's Holshouser Award

Dr. Billy Ogletree, of Western Carolina University, received the 2021 Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service during today’s regular meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.  

Jayne Zanglein

WCU professor emeritus explores the adventures of early women explorers in new book

When Jayne Zanglein came back from an excursion with WCU students to China a few years ago, she had the usual memorable and fun experiences and an idea.  

Cortnee Lingerfelt

WCU readies COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

With freezers now on campus, staff in place, and volunteers on the way, WCU is in the final stages of preparations to open a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.  

Billy Ogletree

Book by Billy Ogletree published on augmentative alternative communication

As a professor of communication sciences and disorders at WCU, Billy Ogletree has special insight into and experience with speech and language.   

Spring enrollment

WCU maintains steady enrollment numbers for 2021 spring semester, adds graduate students

Amid the pandemic and a recession, total enrollment at WCU has dipped only slightly for the 2021 spring semester, while the number of graduate students enrolled moderately increased over previous years.  

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