Western Carolina University students associated with Dance Marathon will unite with more than 300 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs at colleges and universities across North America for Child Health Day on Monday, Oct. 3.
Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, has received the 2016 Cherokee National Worcester Award for his efforts to preserve Cherokee culture. It is the highest honor the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma presents to non-Cherokees for their dedication to tribal history, heritage and sovereignty.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, an annual regional cultural celebration and the university’s “gift back to the community,” took place Saturday, Sept. 24, on campus under bright skies with thousands of visitors.
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series returns on Monday, Oct. 3, with a program on modern views on economics rooted in 18th-century philosophies. Sandra J. Peart of Richmond University will present a talk titled “Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand: 21st-Century Reasons for Optimism and a Caution” at 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center. The talk is open to the public free of charge.
As concerns caused by a temporary gas shortage on the East Coast ease, Steve Morse, economist and director of Western Carolina University’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, is predicting a possible boost in October tourism in Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University announced today (Thursday, Sept. 22) the launch of a new center focused on issues revolving around economic development in North Carolina, especially in its western region. Seed funding for the project comes from a $1.8 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation.
The College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University will host a panel presentation on stroke treatment and recovery, with multiple opportunities for open dialogue and interaction between participants. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Room 204, Health and Human Sciences Building, 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.
About 90 paddling enthusiasts ranging in age from 7 to 69 gathered at the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus Saturday, Sept. 10, for the seventh annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom.
Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs are seeking questions from Western North Carolina voters to be asked during a series of debates in September and October.
Western Carolina University has maintained its status as one of the top universities in the South in two categories in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook released Tuesday, Sept. 13.