Western Carolina University will host fun competition for the first-ever “Barefoot Games” on campus Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness and funds for Samaritan’s Feet, a global humanitarian aid organization.
The deadline for vendor applications for Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is rapidly approaching. Organizers said the close of business Friday, April 22, will be the final consideration for arts, crafts and food vendors to submit applications to participate in the family-oriented daylong celebration.
Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on “Africa in World Affairs” on campus Wednesday, April 13. Africa is the focus of a two-year interdisciplinary learning theme ongoing at WCU. The theme allows faculty, students and staff, as well as campus offices and organizations, to explore and connect with Africa in a broader context of politics and policy, as well as history, culture, arts and heritage.
The Western Carolina University School of Music will present a spring recital by the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The concert, to be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building, is open to the public free of charge.
A return appearance and reading by Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Rick Bragg will culminate a week of literary events featuring distinguished writers during the 14th annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University. Author readings begin Monday, April 4, and continue through Thursday, April 7. All events are free and open to the public. Each reading will be followed by a book-signing with the author.