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UNC president meets with WCU students benefiting from NC Promise tuition plan

UNC System President Margaret Spellings heard directly from some Catamounts who are benefiting from NC Promise during a campus visit Wednesday, Oct. 24.  

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Chancellor search committee tweaks leadership statement, seeks nominations of candidates

The quest to find WCU’s next chancellor is back in high gear after the committee leading the search approved minor modifications to an existing leadership statement, tweaked language to advertise the position and formalized the timeline for the search process.  

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Salido chosen to participate in Leadership North Carolina

Arthur Salido, WCU’s executive director of community and economic engagement and innovation, is among 56 civic and community leaders chosen to participate in the 2018-19 class of Leadership North Carolina, the state’s premier leadership engagement program.  

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Workshop to focus on nonprofit budgeting, financial management

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a workshop focusing on nonprofit budgeting and financial management at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville.  


Dobyns-Bennett band records another win at Tournament of Champions

The band from Dobyns-Bennett High School will be keeping the Chancellor’s Award, a glass traveling trophy that is presented to the grand champion of WCU’s Tournament of Champions marching band competition, for another year.  


Research into La Crosse encephalitis documented in publication of Centers for Disease Control

Research involving Western Carolina University’s Mosquito and Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility is aiding the fight against mosquito-spread La Crosse encephalitis in Western North Carolina and gaining recognition in a publication of the Centers for Disease Control.  


Cheerleader for capitalism visits campus as part of Distinguished Lecture Series

Someone currently enrolled at WCU will go on to have a significant career in the leadership of a major American company, predicts one of the country’s leading businessmen.  


NC Arts Council presents fellowship to School of Art and Design's Susan Martin

Susan Martin, an adjunct faculty member in Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, is the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award for her photography.  


Clay artist Clare Twomey to lead workshop, lecture at Bardo Arts Center

Clare Twomey, a British artist, researcher and curator, will lecture on “Producing Production: Craft as an Action” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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