Month: October 2001

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Depression a Concern In Light of Current Events

A recent national college health study by the National Mental Health Association shows that depression affects 19 million Americans each year. Ten percent of these are college students. Depression is more prevalent on our college campuses than ever before, with the disturbing and traumatic images of September 11 displayed every […]

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Wiggins Nominated for State Award

Al Wiggins, a retired associate professor of communications and theatre arts at WCU, was among 12 other state employees nominated for a NC Governor’s Award for Excellence on Monday, October 22, 2001. The awards will be given out at the Museum of History in Raleigh. Wiggins just removed himself from […]

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Volunteer and Service Learning

SUMMER 2002 INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE Borges State Park Located in southwestern Transylvania County between Brevard and Cashiers. Positions Available: Park Naturalist Visitor Use Surveyor Environmental Education Specialist Trails Development Specialist Mammal Density Surveyor Applications due by February 1, 2002 For more info go to:www.doa.state.nc.us/doa/yaio/intern.htm or call (919)733-9296.

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Catamount Football Wins Second Straight

Western Carolina’s defense held the University of Tennessee Chattanooga to a season-low point total and outgained them by nearly 100 yards in total offense en route to a 21-3 victory last Thursday. The win was the second in a row for the Cats and kept them in a tie for […]

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N.C. Nicothrax Treatment

Dear Editor, With tobacco inhalation killing over 8,000 Americans each week (4,000 in middle-age) and 11,642 North Carolinians each year, the flood of politician anthrax concerns is almost laughable. If all 11,642 died on the exact same day would that get their attention? The real death generator isn’t isolated particles […]

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PPI Assembly Policy Recommendations, Survey Results

The survey data at the University Assembly indicate we have not done as well in building an overall sense of community at WCU as we would wish. 52 percent of those at the Assembly participating in the survey agreed that we have a strong sense of community at WCU. One […]

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Trustees Pass New Alcohol Policy at WCU

The WCU Board of Trustees approved a new alcohol policy that increases the number of campus locations for service of alcoholic beverages. The action came during the board’s last meeting and applies to all members of the WCU community, effective immediately. Under the new policy, malt beverages and fortified wine […]

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Student’s Uncles Near WTC

WCU freshman Mike Paolini, of New York, was awakened September 11 by his roommate who said a plane had just struck the World Trade Center. “I didn’t believe him,” said Paolini. “But my roommates kept me up, and I continued to watch the news and saw the second plane hit […]

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PPI Holds Assembly

Several hundred WCU students, faculty, and staff participated in the Public Policy Institute’s community assembly, “Revitalizing the Spirit of WCU: Creating Participation and High Morale,” held Oct. 3 in the Grandroom of the University Center. The assembly, which was also sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Western Carolinian, […]

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Responsibility of the U.S. in Afghanistan