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Connecting the past with the present, WCU students help with mural installation in Waynesville

Bringing together WCU students, community members and a New York City artist, turned into a work of art that celebrates the past, present and future.  

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WCU’s Master of Accountancy Program going online beginning fall 2024

The Master of Accountancy Program, previously located at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville, is moving to an online format beginning with the 2024 fall semester.  

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Students set up bug tents to learn more about the critters in Cullowhee

As part of a field entomology course at WCU, Luiz Lima Da Silveira, biology professor, and Sarah Parsons, professor of geosciences and natural resources, have teamed up to monitor insect populations on campus.  

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College of Engineering and Technology to offer new concentrations this fall

The College of Engineering and Technology will be offering several new and refreshed concentrations this fall as part of the college’s program expansion.  

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Undergrad finds fascination in mummies

As a forensic anthropology major, Alex Vacca is fascinated by mummies.   

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WCU student combines love of history and forensics for NCUR research project

Emma Roy, along with other WCU undergraduate students, flew out to Long Beach, California, on April 7 to present their research projects at NCUR.  

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Business savvy student puts skills to use for NCUR project

Hudspeth’s research paper looks at the relationship between online payments using various types of payments, such as cash, checks, debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards, money orders and bank account number payments during COVID-19, and six characteristics used to assess payment choice.  

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Student research examines smalltown, southern speech

Western Carolina University junior Wyatt Wilson has been examining the social aspects of language to better understand the culture that is shaped by the voices of his hometown of Cherryville.   

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Gilman Scholar sails to the south of France

Daniella Sanchez-Juarez, a senior entrepreneurship and finance major, wanted to learn French. The best way, she decided, was immersion. She needed to go to France.   

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