Local residents are invited to enter their canned, dried or baked goods in “A Gathering In,” the traditional foods competition that is just one of the contests held in conjunction with Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of traditional mountain culture.
The fall “Living With the Land” folk life series will begin at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation by Dave Cooper, a Lexington, Ky., resident who travels across the nation educating communities about the effects of the mountaintop removal involved in coal extraction.
Local history writer and book critic Rob Neufeld will be the featured presenter as the 2007-08 edition of the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
The Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Series at Western Carolina University will feature seven cultural arts programs during the 2007-08 academic year, including a theatrical show, spoken word and an opera.
Freshman move-in day at Western Carolina University this year will have a different twist, with the newest Catamounts scheduled to move into their residence hall rooms on Friday, Aug. 17, instead of the typical Saturday of years past.
Actress and singer Linda Lavin (pictured), a star of stage and screen with a Tony and two Golden Globe awards to her credit, will be performing at Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Representatives of five universities and from private business and industry will convene – some live and in person, others via videoconferencing – at Western Carolina University for a daylong symposium Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the future of photonics in North and South Carolina.