The School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University will present “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner, to kick off the school’s Mainstage theatre season for 2017-18.
Fall semester at Western Carolina University has just begun, but faculty and staff involved in commencement already are pondering a couple of big changes that will take effect as the university celebrates its fall graduating class in December.
The eight annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 9.
Two WCU alumni and certified registered nurse anesthetists, Alwin Heuer and Jason Riley, along with two faculty members in WCU’s School of Nursing, Mark A. Kossick and Ian Hewer, authored an article titled “Update on Guidelines for Perioperative Antibiotic Selection and Administration from the Surgical Care Improvement Project and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists” that was published in the August issue of the AANA Journal, the scholarly publication of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Bobby Moranda, WCU head baseball coach, recently appeared on a 7-minute segment of the “Rockies Pregame Report” that was broadcast on AT&T Sportsnet, the television home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies.
The faculty and staff of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts got revved up for the start of fall semester by banding together and providing service in the form of physical labor for a variety of local community organizations.
The legal arguments surrounding an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case will be discussed as Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series holds its first program of the fall semester from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Western Carolina University faculty and staff members can keep up with the activities of the university’s Faculty Senate and Staff Senate by attending public meetings those two bodies have scheduled in September.
WCU Presents, the performance series at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, opens its 2017-18 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with The HillBenders, a bluegrass group from Springfield, Missouri, presenting “The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.”