Approximately 172 high school and middle school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 21, during the 35th annual Foreign Language Contest at Western Carolina University.
All the commercial space on the ground floor of Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility on Centennnial Drive, is close to being fully operational with outdoor recreation retailer Blackrock Outdoor Co. now open for business and MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, a combination eatery and bookstore, set for a low-key “soft opening" soon.
Open forums have been scheduled to allow members of the Western Carolina University community to learn about the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
Ben Rickert, assistant director of communications for Buncombe County Schools, reported that students at Estes Elementary School in Arden “were raving about how much they learned and all the fun they had” following a visit to the school by two faculty members from Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics, Carmen Huffman and Alesia Jennings, and a WCU senior majoring in chemistry, Ryan Archer.
Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is presenting a live performance by animator, director, designer and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette.
Western Carolina University finance students Garrett Chmiola and Emily Ranson were among 50 students from 25 colleges and universities who attended a financial adviser industry conference, the TD Ameritrade Institutional’s National LINC 2017, in San Diego in early February.
Western Carolina University faculty and staff members who are parents and in need of a post-Valentine’s Day outing can take advantage of a Parents Night Out event being offered Friday, Feb. 24, by WCU’s health and physical education students.