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Marching band students help provide meals to WNC residents

Residents of five WNC counties dealing with food insecurity issues were able to enjoy nutritious meals last Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band members and Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.  

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School of Nursing combines outreach, experiential learning with community service

Five nursing students, one faculty member and two alumni assist Great Faith Vision, a national Christian mission group, in operating a pop-up medical clinic, which for the time being will offer free vision care for young and old.  

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Environmental Health becomes university’s first community engaged program

The first of a new academic tie to community engagement is now underway at WCU.  

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Ahead of 2022 midterm elections, WCU joins All In Campus Democracy Challenge

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge will be supported through WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning to make voter registration a priority.   

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Inaugural 1889 Impact Grants Program provides support for 11 projects at WCU

Eleven projects ranging from student research into post-partum depression to improvements of a Cherokee plant garden at Highlands Biological Station are underway at WCU.  

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Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array

For a junior design class, three engineering students built a solar tracking array that finds and tracks the sun to keep solar panels optimally aligned with it as the Earth rotates.  

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Students explore recycling collection for apartments

For a capstone project, an environmental science class delved into the logistics of getting the off-campus apartment complexes in Cullowhee to offer recycling collection services for their residents.  

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Longtime faculty member creates new endowment to reward service in CEAP

There soon will be a little something extra in the year-end award stipends for faculty and staff members in the College of Education and Allied Professions who are recognized for their contributions of service to the university and the region.  

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A weeklong celebration of MLK

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address.  

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