The inaugural Best of the West Competition Series will kick off with a singer/songwriter contest at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Grandroom of Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will host a free program Thursday, Sept. 28, titled “The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies,” and presented by Jim Casada, a noted outdoors writer and Smokies enthusiast.
Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free concert featuring clarinet and piano with performances of 20th-century masterworks Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
The 2017-18 edition of the Western Carolina University “Learning Live!” series, an initiative sponsored by the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to expose Western North Carolina school children to the arts, will get under way Friday, Sept. 15, with “Jack’s Great American Road Trip.”
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.
Western Carolina University’s Office of Research Administration will hold two “Learn to Find Funding for Your Research” workshops to assist WCU faculty and staff in gaining financial support for programs and projects.