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University recognized for energy efforts

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has formally recognized Western Carolina University for its efforts to reduce energy consumption.  

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Denise Morgan named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy

In January, Morgan was hired as the Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy at WCU.   

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Psychology professor lauded for teaching excellence

Professor Alvin Malesky has received the 2024 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.   

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Music professor to pay homage to fallen WWI soldiers through 'Last Post' bugle tribute

School of Music professor and amateur history buff, Brad Ulrich, will pay homage to the fallen soldiers by performing the poignant bugle call, “The Last Post” at every Commonwealth cemetery within the Ypres Salient.  

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WCU ranks in top 8.5% on Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers

WCU has once again garnered national attention for being one of the best places in the nation to work.  

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Professor’s work on historical resource spans 20 years

Last September, English Studies professor Brent Kinser was recognized for more than 20 years of editorial work when Duke University Press held a celebration for the publication of the 50th and final volume of “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.”   

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New faculty bolsters sport management program

In his sports ticketing class, Steve DeLay shares valuable lessons from decades of experience.   

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Summit encourages educators to reclaim joy in classrooms

Western Carolina University will bring together state and national scholars, regional educators, students and community members to share innovative and caring practices for equity in education.   

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Nursing faculty among best in North Carolina

For the second consecutive year, members of the School of Nursing were listed among North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.   

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