Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.
With plans to start a similar program at their school, representatives from an Austrian teachers college spent a day-and-a-half on the Western Carolina University campus to get a close look at the University Participant Program, WCU’s two-year, on-campus living-and-learning experience for college-age adults with intellectual disabilities.
A national higher education organization has honored Western Carolina University’s communications, marketing, external relations and development teams for their work on video projects illustrating the need for a new science building and for additional scholarship support, and for their efforts to keep the university community informed during a health crisis involving the university CEO.
Western Carolina University’s 2016 original radio-style production of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Anne’s Revenge” has won a “best of festival” award from the national Broadcast Education Association.
Applications are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 20, from Western Carolina University undergraduate students and their faculty mentors who are interested in participating in intensive research work through the university’s second annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
The annual Graduate Education Summit will be held at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, with the theme “Enriching the Graduate Student Experience Through Scholarship, Research and Applied Learning.”
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host a book program Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Room. Michelle Albert Vachris, professor of economics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss her recently published “Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith” beginning at 6:30 p.m.