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New WCU office will assist students in pursuing big-time academic awards

With the recent establishment of Western Carolina University’s Office of National and International Awards, an effort has begun to provide the best-of-the-best students at the university with the tools they need to compete for top awards such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall and Truman, said WCU English professor Brian Railsback.

WCU student’s work makes her a Hidden Hero

Junior Western Carolina University transfer student Joanna Woodson has become a rising star in politics and social activism. This spring, Woodson rallied students at Western Carolina to vote, earning the campus recognition when WCU students turned out to vote at a higher rate than the general voting population. She found herself in the headlines again when her efforts landed WCU an on-campus early voting precinct — a rare triumph for campuses looking to increase political participation.

Student finds her passion and a home at WCU

It took awhile for Joanna Woodson to discover her true passion in life. But three universities and year and a half in the workplace later, Woodson has found her purpose, along with a home, at Western Carolina University.

Former Catamount Golfer J.T. Poston Earns PGA Tour Card

Based on his performance this year on the Web.com Tour, former Western Carolina men's golfer J.T. Poston has qualified for his PGA Tour Card, it was announced last week. Poston was one of 25 golfers -- 19 of which will be rookies -- to secure their 2016-17 PGA Tour membership.
Gateway to Terezin concentration camp.

WCU students visit concentration camps with Holocaust survivor

A Holocaust survivor returned to concentration camps this summer, accompanied by 21 Western Carolina University students. Prior to the trip, students in the “Psychology of Hate” course taught by Alvin Malesky, associate professor of psychology, examined the social, political and historical factors that set the stage for Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.