Corn will be the featured food for the popular “Best in the West” recipe competition this year at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day. An important part of the landscape, lore and diet of the southern Appalachian region for centuries, from the Cherokee to the early European settlers, corn remains a vital food source into the 21st century.
The faculty of the Mountain Collegium Music Workshop will perform a recital of medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music on early and folk instruments on Thursday, June 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Cullowhee Baptist Church adjacent to the Western Carolina University campus.
The Cashiers Historical Society will partner with Western Carolina University to present the 11th annual Jan Wyatt Symposium, with the topic “Horace Kephart:
The Man Behind the Myth” on Thursday, June 9, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The third annual Western Carolina University Regional Leadership Tour recently traveled throughout Western North Carolina to learn firsthand about the area’s public safety efforts, business initiatives and the media, as well as education, health and wellness issues.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of images of the Great Smoky Mountains that in turn helped inspire the creation of the nation’s most visited national park.
Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts is celebrating a successful fundraising event that raised more than $113,000, with over $60,000 going directly to the organization’s endowed scholarship fund.
Tau Beta Psi, the local engineering honor society at Western Carolina University, inducted seven new members in a recent ceremony. Tau Beta Psi admits engineering students who rank in the top eighth of the junior class or top fifth of the senior class and have demonstrated moral character and a commitment to service.
Baron Crawford, the new president of Western Carolina University’s Student Government Association, sees some of the challenges of his term of office reflecting national trends, socially and politically.