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WCU in three top 10 collegiate rankings by US News and World Report

WCU shows marked improvement and is in the top 10 in three categories of the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2022, it was recently announced.  

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As Mountain Heritage Day approaches, festival opportunities grow

When Whitewater Bluegrass Company takes to the Mountain Heritage Day stage on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will mark the 25th time the band has performed at the annual fall festival.  

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WCU to commemorate 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 event with various recognition events

Through both reflective and engaging programs, WCU will pause to remember the events of that day and the impact on us as individuals, as a community, and as a nation.   

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Highlands Biological Station earns exceptional environmental education program award

The Environmental Educators of North Carolina has presented its 2021 award for exceptional environmental education programs to a specialist with Highlands Biological Station.  

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Calliope Stage performance about ballad singer added to Mountain Heritage Day

The story of a blind ballad singer will come alive at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 25.  

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Enrollment, student demographic figures announced for 2021 academic year

WCU has posted a total enrollment of 11,877 for the fall semester and the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.  

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Equestrian Club steps in to help clear coach’s flood-damaged horse farm

They came on a hot, sultry Saturday morning with boots and gloves determined to clean up flood damage to what they consider sacred ground: Over the River Farm in Candler, home of WCU’s Equestrian Club.  

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Apodaca Science Building officially opens with ceremony, tour

WCU dignitaries, alumni, students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Apodaca Science Building.  

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Fall color forecaster makes annual prediction for leaves

Beverly Collins, WCU’s fall color forecaster, announced her bold predictions this week that leaf looking season this year will be pleasant and reasonably colorful in the region.   

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