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WCU joins N.C. Child Welfare Collaborative

As North Carolina attempts to deal with a chronic shortage of child welfare social workers, Western Carolina University has received a boost in helping to alleviate that problem with its inclusion in the state’s Child Welfare Education Collaborative.
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WCU helps Cherokee artists harvest natural materials

Artists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently were able to harvest river cane needed for baskets through the revival of a 60-year-old agreement by staffers with the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources, an initiative operated through Western Carolina University’s Cherokee studies program.
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WCU shoreline program opens coastal station at USC Beaufort

Two years after relocating to Western Carolina University from its longtime home at Duke University, a program known worldwide for its use of science to influence public policy affecting management of U.S. shorelines is establishing a permanent beachhead in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.