Posts By: Geoff Cantrell

Gateway to Terezin concentration camp.

WCU students visit concentration camps with Holocaust survivor

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.

WCU’s Special Collections receives Cherokee language version of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

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.

Communities respond to WCU’s Road Works performances of Shakespeare parody

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.”