Day: November 9, 2011

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WCU students looking at new estimated tuition increase

The Tuition and Fees Committee announced at two recent open forums that the projected cost of attendance would rise above their previous estimates. The new proposal, announced at forums at the UC Theatre on Nov. 16 and 17, places an increase of 17.34 percent on North Carolina resident undergraduates, and […]

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WCU students hope the way to children’s minds is through their stomachs

Students from Western Carolina University’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program have been working with faculty and staff at Cullowhee Valley School to educate elementary students on the connection between local food and healthy eating. Olivia Jacobs, a senior in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at WCU, is working with Appalachian Sustainable […]

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‘World’s Largest’ more than the sum of its parts

“World’s Largest” was the latest film to air as part of WCU’s Southern Circuit Film Series at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. It is a documentary that follows directors Amy Elliott and Elizabeth Donius as they tour the U.S. to witness 58 small towns’ individual claims to the “world’s largest” […]

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Tickets on sale for WCU radio broadcast production of ‘Dracula’

Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula” will be staged at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Tickets to the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $10 and went on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1. “This generation […]

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Former student’s broadcasting career began at WCU

Paul Turner, a UNC Asheville graduate who got his start at Western Carolina University, now thrives as a television broadcaster in Philadelphia, Pa. Before transferring to UNC Asheville, Turner attended WCU from 1986 to 1988 and majored in Radio Television. While reminiscing on his time in Cullowhee, Turner said it […]

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Before They Were Educators: Dr. Todd Collins

Lawyers. We call them for their legal expertise and their concise speaking ability; we call them when we are in need of advice. Would you call a lawyer about your next term paper? If so, you are probably a student of Dr. Todd Collins, an Associate Professor in the Department […]

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Orphaned cub on WCU campus will eventually return to the wild

The lone black bear cub found on the Western Carolina University campus on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26, will spend time at a N.C. wildlife rehabilitation facility as part of an effort to eventually release it back into the wild. “The cub appeared to be in excellent health and […]

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University Club having difficulty without permanent home

Apart of Western Carolina University since 1989, the University Club has worked to promote the bond of community both with WCU and the surrounding area. In June, however, the club experienced an obstacle to their goals when a tree was struck by lightning and fell onto the meeting house. Five […]

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WCU Health Services preparing for flu season rush

Flu season is beginning to rear its ugly head in the ‘Whee, and many students have already felt the nasty effects of its potent virus. Western Carolina University’s Health Center, headed up by Director Pam Buchanan, has already taken preventative measures by stocking up on flu shots in hopes of […]