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Food pantry established for graduate students at Biltmore Park instructional site

Western Carolina University and Eblen Charities have joined together to create a food pantry at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, intended for a rarely considered clientele ― graduate students.  


American Association of University Women awards fellowship to Johanna Price

Johanna Price, a Western Carolina University assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been awarded a fellowship by the American Association of University Women to pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.  


Images captured from action-packed opening for fall semester 2018

Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff kicked off what is expected to be another record-breaking fall semester over a four-day period, Aug. 17-20.  


‘Better Communication’ workshop scheduled at Biltmore Park site

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a “Better Communication Through Creative Play” workshop at the university's Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  


Jeremy Wilson appointed to advisory board of Cherokee Center

Jeremy Wilson, an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council representative and Western Carolina University alumnus, has been appointed to the advisory board of the university's Cherokee Center.  


Nominations being accepted for Board of Governors teaching award

The nomination period has opened for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

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Aqua fitness class to be offered on campus beginning Aug. 27

WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering an aqua fitness class starting Monday, Aug. 27, at Reid Gymnasium in Cullowhee.  


Travel course takes trio on educational journey across China

Yanjun Yan, assistant professor in WCU’s School of Engineering and Technology, led two of the university's students on an educational journey across China over a two-week period in May.  


Acclaimed poet addresses newest Catamounts during New Student Convocation

A critically acclaimed poet spoke to WCU's new students about love and bouncing back from mistakes during the university’s annual New Student Convocation held Friday, Aug. 17, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  

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