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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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Mountain Heritage Awards call for nominations, celebrating 50th anniversary

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which recognize contributions of regional artists, nonprofit leaders and an array of organizations for their commitment to Appalachian culture and preservation or interpretation of the history of Southern Appalachia.  

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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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Rich Price named WCU chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer

Rich Price, an alumnus and the executive director of economic development and strategic partnerships since January 2021, has been named WCU’s chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer.  

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Call Me MiSTER program graduates its first cohort

When Andrue Smith walks across the stage this spring, earning his bachelor’s degree in middle grades education and history, he will have charted a path for men of color wanting to become teachers.   

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The Catamount School plans to relocate to Reid

After a tumultuous couple of weeks, WCU has found a permanent space for the Catamount School. The lab school will be housed in Reid Building on the university’s campus this coming school year.  

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Shannon Swimmer named director of WCU Cherokee Center

Shannon Swimmer received a master’s degree in human resource management from Western Carolina University in 2007. After several years working in tribal law, Swimmer has returned to WCU in a new capacity, as director of the Cherokee Center.  

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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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WCU and Cherokee County Schools join national network to strengthen new teacher efficacy

On Thursday, April 25, WCU announced its participation in the third cohort of the Learning by Scientific Design Network.  

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