The neon “OPEN” sign was flipped on in the window of Bob’s Mini Mart last week, signaling the return of a community institution in the heart of the Western Carolina University campus and the opening of the first business located in the university’s new Noble Hall mixed-use facility.
Alexis Anne “Lexi” Ross, a senior from Clyde majoring in nursing, and Darius Jamal “D.J.” Williams, a junior from Indian Trail majoring in theatre arts, were announced as Western Carolina University’s Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 29.
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series looks at international justice and the role of free markets as a global imperative at 4 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room on Monday, Nov. 7.
Western Carolina University will have an on-campus polling place for early voting from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 5. It was established through the efforts of the Campus Vote Project, a campaign working to remove barriers to voting on college campuses and advocating for changes to expand access to voter registration and the voting process, and WCU’s Center for Service Learning, with assistance from the Jackson County Board of Elections.
Windy Gordon, Western Carolina University assistant professor of psychology, will speak on the topic “Keep Listening Because Life Is Happening” as he presents the university’s annual “Last Lecture” on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
When Western Carolina University alumnus Chase Weddle began working two years ago with two classmates, Ross Henley and Robert Bianculli, on their Department of Engineering and Technology senior capstone project, a solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge,” he figured it would just be a research project that would eventually be put in a file and maybe used in the future.
Travis Bennett, associate professor of horn in the School of Music at Western Carolina University, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. The event will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. It is free and open to the public.
Dayo Olopade, author of “The Bright Continent, Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa,” will visit Western Carolina University to discuss the book and her perspectives as a journalist Wednesday, Oct. 26.