With the snipping of a ribbon, the clinking of champagne glasses and the knee-slapping laughter of 1,000 audience members attired in tuxedoes and formal gowns for an evening with late-night talk-show host Jay Leno, Western Carolina University's long-awaited Fine and Performing Arts Center officially sprang to life Saturday, Oct. 22.
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.
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.
Western Carolina University decided to add a little warmth to the cold winter nights back in January by sponsoring a series of informal old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions and traditional dance gatherings -- open to everyone in the region with a hankering to pick, sing and kick up their heels.