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WCU’s Special Collections receives Cherokee language version of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Special Collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently received a gift of a Cherokee language version of E.B. White’s classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.” In turn, WCU presented the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee immersion school, with card games for learning Cherokee pronouns and a Cherokee language board game, created by graphic design students and produced by the university’s print shop.
WCU’s David A. Shapiro (left) is congratulated by Board of Governors Chairman W. Louis Bissette Jr. and UNC system President Margaret Spellings after receiving his honor at the board’s meeting Friday, May 27.

WCU professor earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, was honored Friday, May 27, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors with the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the board presents to faculty of the 17-campus system.