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Appalachian Energy Summit

WCU wins big at Appalachian Energy Summit

The Office of Sustainability and Energy Management led a group of student, faculty and staff to the annual Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University in June.   

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Call Me MiSTER program welcomes new cohort for fall 2024

On Friday, July 12, WCU held an orientation for its latest Call Me MiSTER program cohort, including a luncheon for past and present program participants.  

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New mural in Stillwell combines art and science

There’s a lot of buzz around the new mural on the fourth floor of the Stillwell Science Building.  

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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 sees a three-peat for Boren Scholarship recipients

For the third year in a row, Western Carolina University has had a student chosen as a recipient of a David L. Boren Scholarship to study aboard.  

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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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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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Student receives WRESA Dogwood Trust grant

Daniel Pickens, a Franklin native, was recently awarded a Dogwood Trust aspiring educators grant from the Western Region Education Service Alliance.  

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Stage and Screen student gets rave reviews for docuseries

Aidan McGinnis produced “Whee, The Cats,” a docuseries offering a candid look at the WCU football team.  

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