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WCU graduate finds a career through Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort internship program

Hannah Broyer is a talent acquisition coordinator at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.   

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Mike Creason retires from teaching swim lessons at WCU after 48 years

Mike Creason is retiring from teaching swimming lessons at Western Carolina University after 48 years of service to mountain communities.   

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Community Care Program receives grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand in WNC

WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.   

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A third summer of field school at Watauga unearths new discoveries

A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.  

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WCU hosts MedCaT summer program

WCU recently hosted the MedCaT summer camp, a week-long program for Native American and Appalachian high school students interested in pursuing a career in health or biomedicine.   

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WNC risk high for La Crosse encephalitis says WCU mosquito expert

With the warmer, wet weather in Western North Carolina, it is important to be mindful of personal protection from mosquitoes in this region that could carry La Crosse encephalitis.  

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NCSSM-Morganton visits Highlands Biological Station for 5-week research and mentorship program

Three rising seniors from the new Morganton campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics spent the last few weeks at WCU’s Highlands Biological Station as part of their research and mentorship program.  

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Western Piedmont CC students will have guaranteed admission to WCU

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Joel D. Welch, president of Western Piedmont Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Western Piedmont graduates who satisfy certain requirements.  

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Mountain Heritage Center opens new textile exhibit

The Mountain Heritage Center opened a new exhibit for the summer, “Coverlets: New Threads in Old Patterns,” on display through Aug. 31.  

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