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Austrian contingent visits campus to learn about WCU’s UP Program

With plans to start a similar program at their school, representatives from an Austrian teachers college spent a day-and-a-half on the Western Carolina University campus to get a close look at the University Participant Program, WCU’s two-year, on-campus living-and-learning experience for college-age adults with intellectual disabilities.

WCU wins three awards from higher education organization for videos, crisis management plan

A national higher education organization has honored Western Carolina University’s communications, marketing, external relations and development teams for their work on video projects illustrating the need for a new science building and for additional scholarship support, and for their efforts to keep the university community informed during a health crisis involving the university CEO.

Graduate Education Summit set for Feb. 16

The annual Graduate Education Summit will be held at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, with the theme “Enriching the Graduate Student Experience Through Scholarship, Research and Applied Learning.”

WCU Free Enterprise Speaker Series hosts free book event Feb. 16

Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host a book program Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Room. Michelle Albert Vachris, professor of economics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss her recently published “Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith” beginning at 6:30 p.m.