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Mountain Heritage Day planning for return to campus this fall

Mountain Heritage Day, the festival of cultural traditions presented by WCU, is again being planned as a live, in-person event on Saturday, Sept. 25.  


WCU extends optional satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading system for spring semester

WCU's Faculty Senate passed a resolution to extend its satisfactory/unsatisfactory guidelines for the 2021 spring semester due to the prolonged strain of nonstandard teaching modalities at a primarily residential instruction institution.   

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David Dorondo participates in NATO hybrid warfare research

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.   

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The Eyes Have It

An idea that sprang out of School of Art and Design Professor Richard Tichich’s beginning photography classes in the Fall of 2020. The exhibition was designed to feature the diversity of students who comprise the student body community at Western Carolina University.  

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WNC Tomorrow Black Oral History Project brings 1980s-era recordings to digital age

WCU’s Special and Digital Collections at Hunter Library has digitized a collection of interviews conducted between 1986 and 1989 with Black residents from Western North Carolina, all of whom were older than 69 at the time.   

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WCU to host ‘Star Party’ at Jackson County Airport

WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party at the Jackson County Airport at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.  

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Groundbreaking ceremony paves way for new energy production facility

Nine years after being identified as WCU’s No. 1 capital improvements project, groundbreaking finally took place for the replacement of the aging steam plant.   

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WCU to offer students Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

WCU’s regional COVID-19 vaccine clinic will receive a delivery of 1,700 Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccines next week that will be earmarked for students living in on-campus student housing and off-campus shared residences.  

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WCU vaccine clinic will begin accepting appointments for all groups April 1

WCU’s Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be accepting appointments for all groups beginning April 1.   

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