The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will offer instruction in the unique folk art of constructing dolls from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.
“The Importance of Time and Place” is the theme for Western Carolina University’s seventh annual symposium, Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground, on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23, at WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family-oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort get out the vote for the November election continues to gain momentum, now with added strength as part of the national Campus Vote Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere project.
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.
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.
Dr. Gray Erlacher, a Western Carolina University alumnus, has expanded his practice to the primary care clinic located in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.