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Students set up bug tents to learn more about the critters in Cullowhee

As part of a field entomology course at WCU, Luiz Lima Da Silveira, biology professor, and Sarah Parsons, professor of geosciences and natural resources, have teamed up to monitor insect populations on campus.  

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Faculty members receive grant funding from NCInnovation for mosquito-borne infectious disease identification

Brian Byrd, WCU’s mosquito expert and professor, along with Scott Huffman, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation.  

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WCU certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate

WCU has become an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.   

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Communication student crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate

Kaitlyn Burns, a senior communication major, has been crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate USA 2024.   

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From anthropologist to educator, alumna shares unconventional journey

Alumna Camille Casses had an unconventional path to becoming an educator, but her journey to becoming a middle school principal in Mexico has proven she was on the right path all along.  

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Cherokee Studies Program works to revitalize language

Recently, the annual Cherokee Language Summit brought together students and educators from multiple universities and tribal programs to discuss Cherokee language education and revitalization.  

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Undergrad finds fascination in mummies

As a forensic anthropology major, Alex Vacca is fascinated by mummies.   

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WCU student combines love of history and forensics for NCUR research project

Emma Roy, along with other WCU undergraduate students, flew out to Long Beach, California, on April 7 to present their research projects at NCUR.  

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Student research examines smalltown, southern speech

Western Carolina University junior Wyatt Wilson has been examining the social aspects of language to better understand the culture that is shaped by the voices of his hometown of Cherryville.   

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