The eight annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 9.
The legal arguments surrounding an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case will be discussed as Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series holds its first program of the fall semester from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
WCU Presents, the performance series at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, opens its 2017-18 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with The HillBenders, a bluegrass group from Springfield, Missouri, presenting “The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.”
MadStone Cafe & Catching Light Books, the combination eatery and bookstore located in Western Carolina University’s Noble Hall, will host a reception for two WCU faculty authors at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.
Astrophysicist and theologian David Wilkinson will visit Western Carolina University to present a lecture on the topic “The Big Bang, Multiverse and Stephen Hawking: The Search for God in Contemporary Cosmology” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Accomplished long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis of Asheville will be taking a break from her current project, hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, to give a presentation at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
A delegation of special education teachers and cultural ambassadors from the Republic of Botswana spent a week at Western Carolina University recently in an engagement mission to learn, share and further a burgeoning partnership with the university.