Hardly a day goes by that a staff member of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University’s Talent Search program, Project Discovery, recently had its grant with the U.S. Department of Education renewed at $368,160 per year for five years. The first budget period begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017.
For the third straight Olympiad, Western Carolina University alumnus Dan Railey, a 1969 WCU graduate, will be present to watch one of his children compete for the American sailing team. Railey is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to watch his daughter, Paige, compete in the women’s laser radial event, which begins Monday, Aug. 8. The event features a one-person sailing vessel, also known as a dinghy.
Season subscriptions and individual tickets to the 2016-17 Mainstage theatre season, presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, are on sale at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center box office.