On the campus of Western Carolina University is a small grassy expanse between the Natural Sciences Building and Hunter Library, one of many in this verdant mountain setting. Here, beneath the surface and through layers of earth is where a football field once sat, where farm fields lay and centuries prior, a Cherokee settlement stood.
The Connect NC bond-financed replacement for Western Carolina University’s antiquated Natural Sciences Building is still on the drawing boards, but the first early signs of the project already are apparent in the form of a closed section of Memorial Drive.
A group of Western Carolina University students taught by John Whitmire, associate professor and head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in citizen advocacy on behalf of the international humanitarian organization CARE.
The faculty of the Mountain Collegium will present a recital of medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music on early and folk instruments at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the recital hall of Western Carolina University’s Coulter Building.
Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will present Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden: A Melodrama” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, in the art center’s Studio Theatre.
Laura Minton, curator of collections and exhibitions at the WCU Fine Art Museum, will present on the museum’s public art program and co-host a roundtable on public art at the annual conference of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, set for June 22-25 in Eugene, Oregon.
A four-volume collection co-edited by Kofi Lomotey, WCU’s Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, and colleagues has been named one of the best reference books for 2016 by Library Journal.
Andrew Bobilya, associate professor and director of WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program, recently published a paper with colleagues from other universities titled “An Investigation of the Connection Between Outdoor Orientation and Thriving.”