Brian Byrd, associate professor of environmental health at Western Carolina University and an adviser to state health officials on the Zika virus, will join other WCU faculty members and students in a public program focusing on best practices for reducing the risk of mosquito-borne illness.
“The Importance of Time and Place” is the theme for Western Carolina University’s seventh annual symposium, Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground, on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23, at WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family-oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort get out the vote for the November election continues to gain momentum, now with added strength as part of the national Campus Vote Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere project.
Western Carolina University faculty member Edward Morse gave a special birthday gift to his wife Patricia Morse recently by establishing a scholarship in her name at the university. The Dr. Patricia Murray Morse Endowed Fellowship will provide scholarships to students seeking a master’s degree in social work at WCU.
The seventh 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. 10.
Buncombe County’s sheriff, a veteran Asheville Citizen-Times journalist, a retired meteorologist and several current and former members of Western Carolina University’s faculty and staff will be among the presenters for the 2016 fall sessions of LIFE@WesternCarolina, the university’s lifelong learning institute.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of paintings, miscellaneous art and memorabilia by the late Joel Morris, a WCU alumnus and an iconic character who was fond of Cullowhee. The “Artist and Friend” exhibit will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 8, with an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. The showing ends Friday, Sept. 16.
Leaf-lookers, stay tuned. The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October.