Hardly a day goes by that a staff member of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University’s Talent Search program, Project Discovery, recently had its grant with the U.S. Department of Education renewed at $368,160 per year for five years. The first budget period begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017.
Dr. Gray Erlacher, a Western Carolina University alumnus, has expanded his practice to the primary care clinic located in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building. An exhibit, “Handed On: Three Generations of Corn Shuck Artists,” will be on display beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, with an opening reception held that evening at 6:30 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an exhibit of works by Bayard Wootten, a pioneering woman photographer, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Hunter Library.
A Western Carolina University faculty astronomer will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Friday, Aug. 12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild will hold its biennial quilt show at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, and concluding on Mountain Heritage Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 24.
Author and speaker Matt Harrington will present “Growing Millennial Leadership” to help business managers learn to motivate, retain and empower employees of the new workplace generation Friday, Sept. 9, at Western Carolina University’s location in Asheville.
Western Carolina University’s ongoing collaboration with Samaritan’s Feet, a humanitarian group dedicated to distributing shoes to impoverished communities around the world, recently took five students to South Africa for a first-hand service-learning experience.