Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will be performing its final concert of the spring semester in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25. It is free and open to the public.
Every Thursday this month, weather permitting, 22 students from Cullowhee Valley School will wade into the water, take samples of aquatic life, and record observations and data while conducting research as part of an afterschool activity led by the Western Carolina University biology department and the Highlands Biological Station.
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.