Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will be holding its fifth annual Outdoor Gear Sale and Swap from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Sixteen members of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band drum line had an opportunity to entertain residents of the Qualla Boundary recently as they marched and played in the Cherokee Indian Fair parade.
About 24 percent of Western Carolina University employees holding permanent positions – that’s 363 members of the faculty and staff out of a total of just over 1,500 – have earned at least one degree at the university and thus have a built-in interest in upcoming Homecoming activities through their status as alumni.
Western Carolina University’s social work program is receiving a federal grant of more than $1.9 million to continue an initiative aimed at increasing the number of social workers qualified to practice in the areas of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention on the Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and in other medically underserved areas of Western North Carolina.
Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, moderated a panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and National Book Award recipient Charles Frazier as a fundraiser for the peer-reviewed journal North Carolina Literary Review.
James T. Costa, WCU professor of biology and executive director of Highlands Biological Station, was interviewed live for a “Science Friday” program that was broadcast Friday, Sept. 29, on many National Public Radio stations around the nation.
Lisa Guenther, author of the book “Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives,” will visit Western Carolina University to speak as part of the Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities series.
Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering programs in event planning and customer service at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.