A Holocaust survivor returned to concentration camps this summer, accompanied by 21 Western Carolina University students. Prior to the trip, students in the “Psychology of Hate” course taught by Alvin Malesky, associate professor of psychology, examined the social, political and historical factors that set the stage for Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
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.
Western Carolina University’s new Summer Undergraduate Research Program brought faculty members together with current and future students for eight-week research projects, including one that could benefit medical science and help people with artificial limbs.
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.
Western Carolina University students turned out for the March 15 North Carolina primary at a higher rate than the general voting population and all but one other college in the state. For the November general election, there’s a concerted effort to be No. 1.
Special Collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently received a gift of a Cherokee language version of E.B. White’s classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.” In turn, WCU presented the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee immersion school, with card games for learning Cherokee pronouns and a Cherokee language board game, created by graphic design students and produced by the university’s print shop.
The multi-Grammy nominated chamber music ensemble Eroica Trio will perform Wednesday, July 13, at Western Carolina University as part of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of WCU’s Coulter Building.
Western Carolina University’s new outreach program that presents free theatrical, music, film and visual arts events to organizations and communities is being well-received. The Road Works program of the College of Fine and Performing Arts has 22 performances scheduled throughout the region this month featuring its first effort, a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged and Revised.”