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Family Nurse Practitioner Program wins grant to support service to rural, underserved communities

A two-year $700,000 federal grant will provide stipends to students in Western Carolina University’s family nurse practitioner master’s degree program who plan to work in rural or underserved communities.

UNC board’s visit on WCU campus to include appearance by N.C. Gov. McCrory

The much-anticipated gathering of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors on the campus of Western Carolina University has arrived.

Grant awards rise; Research office enhances support efforts

At a time when competition for grant funding is particularly fierce, external awards for WCU research and programs climbed 60.1 percent – from $3.4 million to $5.5 million from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014.

WCU group launches online tool to assist with voter registration

WCU students, faculty and staff coordinating fall voter registration drives on campus have launched a website and online tool to make registering to vote easier for students and members of the community.

WCU tourism research to be presented at national transportation conference in Washington, D.C.

Steve Morse, economist and director of the Hospitality and Tourism Program at Western Carolina University, has been invited to present research conducted as part of a class at WCU on Monday, Sept. 15, at a Transportation Research Board conference.

News Briefs

  • String musicians from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will join students and faculty members from the Western Carolina University School of Music in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on campus. (more…) #
  • A reception and presentation will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center to celebrate the exhibit “Land of the Crooked Water” that is currently on display at the museum. (more…) #
  • James Costa, biology professor and Highlands Biological Station director, will present his new books celebrating naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Friday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. (more…) #
  • The Western Carolina University Department of Intercultural Affairs is sponsoring Diversity Week on campus to raise awareness and appreciation for diverse groups in the community from Sunday, Sept. 14, through Friday, Sept. 19. (more…) #

Sept. 10-17, 2014

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