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!”
A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a chamber orchestra from the Czech Republic on its North American debut tour and a performance by the Shenandoah Shakespeare Co. highlight the lineup of events scheduled for Western Carolina University's upcoming Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Series.
The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in New York has donated a major painting by an influential American artist to the permanent collection of the art museum in Western Carolina University's new Fine and Performing Arts Center.