As a graduate student at Virginia Tech in the early 1990s, Martin Tanaka would often stare in amazement at the “fellow” award on the wall of his thesis adviser. He has wanted one of his own ever since.
What has become the nation’s largest single-day effort to remove trash from a river, the 32nd annual Tuck River Cleanup, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, will be Saturday, April 16.
It was a year-and-a-half ago that Western Carolina University’s director of athletic bands, David Starnes, was asked by United Sound founder Julie Duty to help put together a board for her nonprofit organization, which provides musical performance experiences for students with special needs.
Western Carolina University Chemistry and Physics Department head David Evanoff and forensic research scientist Brittania Bintz are hoping a $346,740 grant from the National Institute of Justice will help produce a faster and less expensive method of confirming the presence of human bodily fluids on samples, which would be useful to the forensic science community when testing rape kits and other sexual assault evidence.
Jim Colliton and Karen Morgan bring their comedic views on marriage, parenting and family in “Parents Night Out,” which comes to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Galaxy of Stars Series.
In addition to serving as the best man for his brother’s wedding in 2014, Craig Daughtrey also did some announcing. Afterwards, the bride’s family told the Western Carolina University student, with his voice, he should try radio.