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Study predicts tourism growth in WNC this fall

Hotels, motels and inns across 21 counties of Western North Carolina can look for an increase in overnight stays during October’s annual fall leaf season, a study conducted by students and faculty in WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program indicates.
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Workshop focuses on early childhood mathematics

About 50 early childhood educators, administrators and students from seven Western North Carolina counties gathered at WCU on Friday, Aug. 2, for a daylong workshop, “Why Counting Counts: Developing Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Mathematics in Preschool.”
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Student studies songbird mating

Jessica Krippel has spent three months observing, catching, measuring, attaching identification bands and taking blood samples from song sparrow couples and their chicks.