Educators from as far away as Wisconsin and as close as Cullowhee gather at Western Carolina University this month to share what they've learned about teaching – from how to use virtual office hours to “Teaching With Your Mouth Shut” to encourage questions.
Acclaimed potter Jeff Oestreich of Minnesota will visit the Western Carolina University campus for a series of lectures and demonstrations Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Feb. 3, as part of the Artist-in-Residence Program.
James H. Ammons, chancellor of North Carolina Central University, will deliver the keynote address Wednesday, Jan. 18, as Western Carolina University holds special events to honor the memory of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Western Carolina University will re-start its series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions and traditional dance gatherings in January, but the 2006 jam sessions, held at Western's Mountain Heritage Center, will come with a new twist.
With the snipping of a ribbon, the clinking of champagne glasses and the knee-slapping laughter of 1,000 audience members attired in tuxedoes and formal gowns for an evening with late-night talk-show host Jay Leno, Western Carolina University's long-awaited Fine and Performing Arts Center officially sprang to life Saturday, Oct. 22.
Teams from North and South Carolina universities will display the African-American tradition of “stepping” on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Stompfest 2005, part of Homecoming activities at Western Carolina University.
The Fine Art Museum in Western Carolina University's new Fine and Performing Arts Center will celebrate its grand opening and kick off its inaugural season Sunday, Oct. 23, unveiling five concurrent exhibitions that will remain on display through Dec. 16.
The second annual Western North Carolina Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration co-sponsored by Western Carolina University is scheduled for Sept. 16 through Oct. 15, with a variety of activities centered on the theme “Hispanic Americans: Strong and Colorful Threads in the American Fabric.”