Day: February 11, 2011

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Cases of the flu spike on campus

It is the height of the flu season again, and Western Carolina University’s Health Center is patching up those who are already sick and helping those who are well to stay that way. As of Jan. 31, the Health Center has seen 122 students with influenza like illness according to […]

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“I think we’ll win a championship this year.”

Last season, the Catamounts, with a record of 37-21, lost in the Southern Conference championship to Citidel and just missed the cut to enter the NCAA tournament. 2011 is a brand new season though, and Coach Bobby Moranda and his Catamounts have high expectations. Coach Moranda has been coaching baseball […]

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Cobrda’s show on diabetic journey raises $2000 for JDRF

“It was amazing. It exceeded my hopes and dreams,” said Jonathan Cobrda as he discussed his Jan. 30 performance in ‘Sweet ‘N Low: The True Story of One Diabetic’s Journey to Keep Spirits High and Sugars Low.’ Cobrda’s one man show shares details of his Diabetes experiences – from the […]

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Nizer’s 3D show proves fun for both students and families

Families and children from all over the community ventured out to see the laser beams, juggling, 3D effects, and a grand finale featuring toilet paper at the Mark Nizer 3D Show in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 28. With over an hour and a half of […]

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Community colleges making ‘Code of Conduct’ for applying students

A new law could pass this year for community colleges concerning potential students. In the law, colleges can deny applicants who pose a threat to themselves or others, whether health wise or for safety reasons. This could be verbal threats, gun violence, or talking of suicide. Colleges who refuse admission […]

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JCPS superintendent Sue Nations announces retirement

A Western Carolina University alumnus that climbed to the top of the Jackson County Public School System announced her retirement on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Sue Nations, who has led local schools as superintendent since February 2004, broke the news during January’s Jackson County Board of Education meeting. She also made […]

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Search committee develops interview questions for WCU’s next chancellor

The 16-member search committee tasked with helping select Western Carolina University’s next chancellor has developed a list of questions it will use as it gets down to the serious business of interviewing candidates for the job. The committee, working with the Baker and Associates executive recruitment firm and with Ann […]

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Before They Were Educators: Dr. Pam Harris

(Editor’s Note: The following is the ninth part of a series of articles looking at the lives of WCU faculty and staff before they were educators.) Before becoming an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Western Carolina University, Pam Harris graduated from Platte Valley Academy in Nebraska in 1970, a […]

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Catamount Legacy Walk to benefit student emergency fund

A new fundraising effort, the Catamount Legacy Walk, is in high gear on Western Carolina University’s campus in order to raise money for a student emergency fund. The Catamount Legacy Walk initiative was launched last fall after two years of planning, which involved tasks ranging from researching fundraising brick projects […]