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Nursing Students Grow Together Through Gardening

Western Carolina University's School of Nursing garden brings students together with the source of nutrition. To help her School of Nursing students understand the link between health and nutrition, Western Carolina University assistant professor Beth Nease takes them to the source – the nursing school’s organic garden plot where rich, black matter is the star.  

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Catherine Carter receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Catherine Carter, a professor in WCU’s Department of English, will receive one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

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McKee Clinic adapts quickly to pandemic restrictions to keep students, clients on track

When associate professor of psychology Nathan Roth became director of the McKee Clinic in 2015, little did he know his vision for the facility would be its saving grace when a novel coronavirus reared its ugly head and put life on hold.  

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School of Teaching and Learning expands with virtual connection

The School of Teaching and Learning has great working relationships with local school systems in instructional partnerships.   

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University celebrates an environmentally friendly campus on Earth Day 2021

As new construction continues at WCU, there remains a natural harmony and aesthetic across campus. That balance is by design and careful maintenance.  

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CEAP looks to attract men of color through Call Me MISTER program

The landscape of the K-12 teaching environment across the U.S., and also North Carolina, lends itself to being predominantly comprised of white females. What’s hard to find are African American male teachers.  

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Health and physical education interns find silver lining in teaching exercise online

Teaching health and physical education to a group of middle school students during a pandemic via Zoom is not as impossible as it may sound.  

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Department of Social Work gains grant for improving advance care planning in Cherokee community

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded just over $374,500 to WCU’s Department of Social Work to work in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for advance care planning with the Native American community.   

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College of Business students achieve top results in TVA Investment Challenge

A team of College of Business students proved their financial moxie with real money in an investment competition sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  

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