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.
A Vietnam veteran who served as a handler with dogs trained for hazardous duty during the war says the dogs have never received the recognition or the honors they deserve. Perry Money, who worked with his dog “Missy” in Vietnam during the summer of 1970, was the featured speaker for a Veterans' Day program at Western on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the A.K. Hinds University Center.