Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host a book program Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Room. Michelle Albert Vachris, professor of economics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss her recently published “Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith” beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities” will screen at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, followed by a panel discussion after the film.
Western Carolina University is the recipient of a grant from the North Carolina General Assembly that will help prepare educators to become school principals and, in turn, strengthen the quality of educational leadership in public schools.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on the illicit global drug trade Monday, Feb. 20. The 4 to 5:30 p.m. public forum will take place in Room 101 of Forsyth Building. It will be the first for the spring semester in the annual series.
A book by a Western Carolina University political science professor and a former WCU colleague examines the American South in contemporary terms of its population and how Southerners view themselves ― and are viewed ― in today’s world.