Trumpet players from across the United States will converge at Western Carolina University for the Fifth Annual WCU Trumpet Festival, with several free performances throughout the Jan. 12-14 weekend, including a mass ensemble expected to top 100 musicians on stage at one time.
Tonya Williams, general counsel for N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, will deliver the keynote address Thursday, Jan. 18, as Western Carolina University holds special events to honor the memory of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the 100-plus courses Western Carolina University will offer in Asheville this spring semester as the university holds an information session and registration on Thursday, Jan. 4.
The wintertime series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Jan. 4, with a performance by local bluegrass band the Frogtown Four.
A new exhibit of more than 100 baskets representing the Cherokee people’s four major basketry traditions of river cane, white oak, honeysuckle and maple is now on display at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates upon one of Western North Carolina’s most revered educational leaders and an icon of WCU athletics history as the university holds fall commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
La Voz Latina, the Hispanic student association at Western Carolina University, will hold a benefit dance party Saturday, Dec. 9, to help raise money to build a playground for underprivileged children in Jackson County.