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Integrated Health Sciences program offering students a flexible pathway for health careers

Launched in fall 2018, the Integrated Health Sciences program is starting to graduate students. Some are entering the workforce.   

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Western Wednesdays

Welcome to Western Wednesdays, the podcast edition! While Western Wednesdays have been around for 18 months, we’re excited to bring it to you in the world of podcasts. Every month we’ll be sitting down with alumni from all different backgrounds to talk about how WCU influenced them and their careers.  

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Telescope clinic, night sky viewing scheduled at Apodoca Science Building

WCU will host a telescope clinic on campus, followed by a free, open to the public telescope viewing using in-house telescopes on Friday, March 11, on the fifth-floor terrace of the Apodaca Science Building.   

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Engineering professor named as resident scholar for NSF funded research with FDA

Martin Tanaka, a professor in the College of Engineering and Technology, has been selected to be a scholar in residence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.   

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WCU to examine environmental ethics in free, open-to-public lectures

WCU will host a series of three lectures on environmental ethics by Christian Diehm, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in late March.  

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Diversity Dialogues

Diversity Dialogues is a podcast produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at Western Carolina University. Our roundtable discussions, led by David Walton, involve rigorous debate and discussion over issues and topics related to diversity and inclusion in our society. All opinions expressed by the podcast participants are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Western Carolina University.  

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UNC Board of Governors gives approval for WCU student rates, increase for athletic program fees

Student fees and rates for the 2022-23 academic year have been approved by the UNC Board of Governors, including an $86 per year increase for athletic program support.  

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A lasting legacy of love

Judy Brinson, longtime benefactor of Brinson Honors College, is remembered as a role model for women in the business world, loving mother and grandmother, and philanthropic leader  

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Dana Patterson

Dana Patterson is proud of her success because it does not belong to her alone. It belongs to the ancestors on whose shoulders she stands, and it belongs to the future generations that will follow her.   

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