As with a lot of students at Western Carolina University, Michelle “Shelly” Painter needed to fulfill an internship in order to meet her requirements to graduate in May. But the hospitality and tourism management major didn’t want just any internship. Painter wanted something different than what her classmates were doing.
When Western Carolina University associate professor Beth Wall-Bassett was applying to become a North Carolina Campus Compact Fellow last year, one of the things she and Lane Perry, director of WCU’s Center for Service Learning, decided to put in her application was what would become the framework for the Faculty Institute on Community Engagement.
Acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will be at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 5, as part of the 2017-18 WCU Presents Performance Series.
Renowned Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights scholar Rebecca Tsosie will present a community lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the first floor auditorium of Western Carolina University’s H.F. Robinson administration building.
The 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to Cullowhee on Tuesday, March 13, with the showing of “Quest” at 7 p.m. in Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center theater.