Teams from North and South Carolina universities will display the African-American tradition of “stepping” on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Stompfest 2005, part of Homecoming activities at Western Carolina University.
The Fine Art Museum in Western Carolina University's new Fine and Performing Arts Center will celebrate its grand opening and kick off its inaugural season Sunday, Oct. 23, unveiling five concurrent exhibitions that will remain on display through Dec. 16.
Western Carolina University presented its Mountain Heritage Award for 2005 on Saturday (Sept. 24) to the Professional Crafts Program of Haywood Community College, which has become a model for crafts education programs around the country during its 29-year history.
Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Day will mark 31 years of celebrating traditional Appalachian culture when the festival gets under way just after sunrise Saturday, Sept. 24, on the campus in Cullowhee.
A group of Western Carolina University students spent much of the summer studying the diversity and preservation of Cherokee lands and heritage, a project that had them getting their hands dirty in an archaeological dig, conducting DNA studies of soil samples and examining microorganisms in elk droppings.
The second annual Western North Carolina Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration co-sponsored by Western Carolina University is scheduled for Sept. 16 through Oct. 15, with a variety of activities centered on the theme “Hispanic Americans: Strong and Colorful Threads in the American Fabric.”
India's gift to the world is her example of unity in diversity, said the Honorable Ranendra Sen, India's ambassador to the United States since 2004, as he addressed a gathering of students, faculty and staff during Western Carolina University 's Freshman Convocation on Tuesday (Aug. 23).
Western Carolina University is ready to shine the spotlight on its 2005-06 theatre season as the University Players present the rollicking comedy “The Complete History of America (abridged),” the uplifting musical “Godspell,” William Shakespeare's romantic tale “The Tempest” and the beloved Rogers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!”