Western Carolina University graduate student Karen Dodson was just completing an ordinary assignment for an English class last spring when she transcribed and edited several Civil War-era letters, but her work soon will be published in a prestigious journal that focuses on the life and work of American literary icon Walt Whitman.
The Craft Revival Project at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently hosted an all-day workshop for area school teachers to give them some hands-on experience in quilts and other handcrafts.
Students in Anna Fariello’s history class on museum exhibitions are putting their final project to work at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library from April 25 through the end of the 2007 fall semester.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently announced winners for the April 2007 Cullowhee Edible Book Festival, co-sponsored semi-annually with the university’s department of art and design.
Scholars, writers, musicians and enthusiasts of Appalachian culture will gather at Western Carolina University as part of National Library Week activities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Encyclopedia of Appalachia by the University of Tennessee Press.
Partners in a mountain Craft Revival Project headquartered at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library had plenty to celebrate when they got together recently. Not only has the project received a second year of funding worth $126,000, but partners say it is well on its way toward creating a significant, Web-based, digital archive of craft materials that now are widely dispersed throughout Western North Carolina.