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Hair-Raising Findings

  

Danita Johnson - Setting A New Course

Setting A New Course

  

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WCU microplastics study sheds light on huge pollution problem

A few years ago, Jerry Miller, professor in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, began looking at microplastics and its effects on rivers and streams in Western North Carolina.   

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Free enterprise center receives support for student research, travel, guest speakers

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, located in the College of Business, has received funding to support undergraduate research efforts, student travel for professional development and guest speakers.  

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WCU to honor regional development leader, three prominent alumni as part of Homecoming ’23

Members of the WCU family will come together to recognize three prominent alumni for their career accomplishments and to honor a longtime proponent of economic development across WNC as part of Homecoming 2023.  

Bob Waters Furman

Reliving the Dream

Forty years ago, the Catamounts made a miraculous run to the national championship game.  

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Latinx Appreciation Student Organization promotes campuswide awareness and unity

A sense of belonging is what many students envision as part of their college experience; somewhere that gives them purpose, a group to be part of and to share in cultural activities they are most familiar with or are interested in learning more about.   

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‘Fill the Western Sky’ fundraising campaign steering committee announced

Membership is now complete on the 43-person steering committee that will help guide WCU’s recently announced comprehensive fundraising effort, the “Fill the Western Sky” campaign.  

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Annual Legacy Pinning ceremony connects generations of Catamounts

For some students, attending WCU means a little bit more than just pursuing a college degree – an important goal, to be sure. But for several new first-year and transfer students, it also means carrying on a family tradition.   

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