A program that began at Western Carolina University in 2010 to help international students learn English in order to complete college has been celebrating its first five WCU graduates – all of them from Saudi Arabia.
An entry submitted by Western Carolina University’s Office of Communications and Public Relations titled “Western Carolina University, UNC Asheville and A-B Tech Partner to Illustrate the Economic Impact of Public Higher Education in Western North Carolina” won a special merit award in the media relations program category for best programs and projects in the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Darrah Carr Dance will bring mixed-style modern, basic ballet and a touch of tap – all with an Irish step dance brogue – to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10.
Kham Ward, director of the Department of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University, will lead a discussion after a free showing of the documentary “If These Halls Could Talk” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Mad Batter Food and Film, 617 W. Main Street in Sylva.
Before the first week in February -- when the the mosquito-borne Zika virus was declared a public health emergency -- WCU's Brian Byrd was providing expert advice for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
The cast for the upcoming production of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Anne’s Revenge” has been announced by the show’s director, Peter Savage, visiting assistant professor of acting in Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen.
Fred Bahnson, assistant professor and director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will speak Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.
Carlotta Walls-LaNier, the youngest of the Little Rock Nine involved in the integration of the city’s Central High School in 1957, will deliver a presentation Wednesday, Jan. 20, during Western Carolina University’s weeklong celebration of the life, words and activities of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.