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.
Despite rainy conditions, organizers of Western Carolina University's Relay for Life (April 8-9) called the annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society “a resounding success” with close to $15,000 raised for cancer research. This year's total exceeded the previous year's total by $2,000.
It was 10 years ago that the University of North Carolina Board of Governors confirmed John W. Bardo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, as Western Carolina University's 10th chancellor.
It will be “Diagnosis: Mystery” when a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Diagnosis: Murder” visits Western Carolina University on Monday, Jan. 10, to launch a semester of classes and lectures on writing for television and motion pictures.
A Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Hill Street Blues,” “Diagnosis Murder” and “Stargate SG-1” will teach two screenwriting classes during the spring semester at Western Carolina University.