Posts By: Geoff Cantrell

Faculty husband establishes scholarship in honor of faculty wife

Western Carolina University faculty member Edward Morse gave a special birthday gift to his wife Patricia Morse recently by establishing a scholarship in her name at the university. The Dr. Patricia Murray Morse Endowed Fellowship will provide scholarships to students seeking a master’s degree in social work at WCU.

WCU’s Fine Art Museum to present exhibit of works by iconic artist, alumnus

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of paintings, miscellaneous art and memorabilia by the late Joel Morris, a WCU alumnus and an iconic character who was fond of Cullowhee. The “Artist and Friend” exhibit will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 8, with an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. The showing ends Friday, Sept. 16.

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center honors late corn shuck artist, hosts corn shuck art exhibit

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building. An exhibit, “Handed On: Three Generations of Corn Shuck Artists,” will be on display beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, with an opening reception held that evening at 6:30 p.m.
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.