Despite rainy conditions, organizers of Western Carolina University's Relay for Life (April 8-9) called the annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society “a resounding success” with close to $15,000 raised for cancer research. This year's total exceeded the previous year's total by $2,000.
It was 10 years ago that the University of North Carolina Board of Governors confirmed John W. Bardo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, as Western Carolina University's 10th chancellor.
It will be “Diagnosis: Mystery” when a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Diagnosis: Murder” visits Western Carolina University on Monday, Jan. 10, to launch a semester of classes and lectures on writing for television and motion pictures.
A Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Hill Street Blues,” “Diagnosis Murder” and “Stargate SG-1” will teach two screenwriting classes during the spring semester at Western Carolina University.
A Vietnam veteran who served as a handler with dogs trained for hazardous duty during the war says the dogs have never received the recognition or the honors they deserve. Perry Money, who worked with his dog “Missy” in Vietnam during the summer of 1970, was the featured speaker for a Veterans' Day program at Western on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the A.K. Hinds University Center.
Western Carolina University has a Halloween night treat for horror movie fans, with a special showing of “Nightmare on Elm Street II” featuring commentary by the film's director, who recently joined the faculty at Western.
The nation's newly appointed poet laureate, Ted Kooser of Nebraska, will bring his straightforward style of Great Plains-flavored verse to Western Carolina University for a public reading Sunday, Nov. 7.