Western Carolina University will have five faculty and staff members present as featured writers at the Jackson County Public Library’s inaugural “Read Local” Library Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Wildlife and Forestry Club members joined other lumberjacks and lumberjills for competition in axe throwing, log rolling, pole climbing, and chainsaw and crosscut sawing.
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host Radley Balko, a journalist with the Washington Post and author of “The Rise of the Warrior Cop,” for a discussion about increased militarization of American police departments on Monday, Nov. 16.
A seance gone wrong sets up a collision between the ghost of a mystery writer’s first wife and his new wife in a theatrical classic being presented at WCU’s Hoey Auditorium.
A Western Carolina University nursing student was the driving force for bringing a one-man play about health care in America, “Mercy Killers,” to the campus on Thursday, Nov. 12.
WCU and two universities in Florida are sharing $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to support first-generation college students majoring in STEM disciplines.
A conference at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Nov. 10, will focus on the impact that a healthy downtown district can have on attracting tourists and boosting the economy of the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina.
The Native American Heritage Expo will take place Monday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Grandroom at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.
The National Park Service has awarded a $483,404 grant to WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines to map the storm vulnerability at U.S. coastal parks.
Halloween might be over, but the scariness continues at WCU, where the staff of the Mountain Heritage Center is sponsoring a series of “haunted walking tours” on Monday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 11.
WCU’s chapter of the Sigma Xi scientific research society will feature psychology professor Hal Herzog in a talk titled “Love for Pets: Biophilia or Cultural Transmission?”
The Western Carolina University School of Music will host a recital of flute and piano music by faculty members Eldred Spell and Lillian Pearson on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Three Western Carolina University alumni were recognized for their achievements and a former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, during recent Homecoming activities on campus.
Fans will have an opportunity to meet WCU’s basketball teams as well as hear comments from Head Women’s Coach Stephanie McCormick and Head Men’s Coach Larry Hunter.
Western Carolina University’s Percussion Studio will present an evening of percussion chamber and ensemble music Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Registration is ongoing for WCU Leadership Week, a new campuswide initiative scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2, through Friday, Nov. 6.
The Thursday event will allow the campus community to check out the 3-D printing capability and other current technology in the facility known as 3DU: Discover, Design, Develop.
The Mountain Heritage Center’s First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series continues Thursday with a concert and jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
A team of three Western Carolina University math students earned meritorious honors ― and were a judges’ favorite ― in the inaugural Shenandoah Valley Math Modeling Challenge held at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the recital hall of Western Carolina University’s Coulter Building.
The documentary film “Rising from Ashes,” the true story of the Rwandan National Cycling Team’s journey to compete in the London Olympic Games after national genocide, will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Scherita Cambridge combined her interests in art, education and natural sciences during a summer internship at the Highlands Biological Station to produce some special results.
WCU’s School of Stage and Screen will launch its Josefina Niggli New Works Reading Series with staged readings of Katya Stanislavskaya’s “Resident Alien” on Saturday and Sunday.
Renee Albert, degree candidate in Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management program, was recently selected to attend The PhD Project national conference November 18-20 in Chicago.
The presentation of “David Holt’s State of Music ― Live” will include Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and award-winning bluegrass favorites Balsam Range.
Jackson County-based bluegrass-gospel band Mountain Faith will perform at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Victoria Leslie Johnson, a senior from Matthews majoring in accounting, and Connor James Kick, a senior from Monroeville, Pennsylvania, majoring in communication, were announced as WCU’s Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 24.
Western Carolina University’s International Studies Program will continue its Global Spotlight Series on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it presents “A Changing Cuba.”
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The Dobyns-Bennett High School marching band from Kingsport, Tennessee, won its fourth grand championship at the 15th annual Tournament of Champions held at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Oct. 17.