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Fine and Performing Arts Center officially opens with Jay Leno

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.
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Western to co-sponsor Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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.”