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Lisa Briggs

LIFE@WesternCarolina begins fall semester sessions

LIFE@WesternCarolina, Western Carolina University’s lifelong learning membership organization for adults 50 and older, kicked off its fall semester sessions with a Tuesday, Sept. 12, presentation on cadaver dogs and law enforcement on the Cullowhee campus and a Thursday, Sept. 14, presentation addressing mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park.

Autumn leaves must fall, but not before being tourism draw

It’s September in the hills when Western Carolina University’s fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in Western North Carolina through a scientific-based prediction. And Collins is anticipating a good display across the mountains this year.

WCU, Mission Health using $1.3 million grant to enhance FNP training

A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.