A new exhibit of more than 100 baskets representing the Cherokee people’s four major basketry traditions of river cane, white oak, honeysuckle and maple is now on display at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates upon one of Western North Carolina’s most revered educational leaders and an icon of WCU athletics history as the university holds fall commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
La Voz Latina, the Hispanic student association at Western Carolina University, will hold a benefit dance party Saturday, Dec. 9, to help raise money to build a playground for underprivileged children in Jackson County.
The “Telling Mountain Stories” fall folk life series will continue at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with a screening of the documentary film “Rank Strangers: The Story of Mrs. Hyatt’s OpraHouse,” a performance by the Hominy Valley Boys, and a display of photographs by Ken Abbott.
The 2006-07 series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will begin Thursday, Dec. 7, with a special performance by the popular bluegrass band Whitewater Bluegrass Co.
Western Carolina University will present a series of sessions on “Workplace Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Intervention and Follow-up” on Dec. 4 and 5 in Enka, Hendersonville and on the Cullowhee campus.
Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center will usher in the holiday season with an already sold-out performance by the Atlanta Ballet and a performance by the singing trio The Lettermen as part of its “Galaxy of Stars: Legends on Stage” series.