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Graham MacPhee wins University Research Award

Graham MacPhee has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Sponsored Research Award by the WCU Academic Recognition Committee. Presentation of the award is made during the December 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremonies.


Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History

History Professors Dr. Janneken Smucker and Dr. Charles Hardy have been awarded the American Historical Association's 2016 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored by American Historical Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. Read Announcement Letter


Why Are There So Few Female Plastic Surgeons?

"I worry that the thinking that women wouldn't find the lifestyle of the surgeon appealing, because of the 'grueling schedule', can perpetuate a false notion that women can't handle... keep reading.



PMSLA Elects WCU Professor to Executive Board

Dr. Keith Corbitt has been elected to complete a three-year term by the world language teachers of PA to the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association. Among other responsibilities, Dr Corbitt will participate on and chair committees ranging from Advocacy/Public Relations to Membership, Nominations, Publications, PEP Committee and the various Fall Committee conferences.

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Alum Debuts Independent Film with Great Success

Communication Studies alum and filmmaker Derek Frey '95 has been awarded BEST HORROR for his original film GREEN LAKE at the 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Watch film now...


Holocaust and Genocide Studies

2015 marked a number of tragic anniversaries in the history of genocide--the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and the 20th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica in Bosnia. It also saw... keep reading.



Bria Canady Interns with PA Board of Probation and Parole

This fall, WCU senior Bria L. Canady of Philadelphia is working for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) as part of The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program. Canady is one of 12 students participating in the 15-week internship. Read on...


Professor Trumps Victim Blaming

Professor Lisa Ruchti contributes to USA Today article Trump harassment remarks called 'victim blaming.' Ruchti states that Eric Trump's comments seemingly equate a woman's strength of character with... keep reading.


WCU Vienna Summer Program

The 2016 WCU Vienna Summer Program successfully concluded with 12 students studying German in Vienna, Austria this summer. View Photos



Students Reflect on Summer Study and Research

This summer, West Chester students took summer courses on campus and elsewhere, in addition to working, interning, volunteering and squeezing in a little relaxation. Here are a few students’ reflections on their summer educational experiences. Read on...


Professor Wins Research Award

Michael Boyle and project co-director Mike Schmierbach from Penn State University received a research award at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. The... keep reading.

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