Sir Harold Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will visit Western Carolina University on Monday, April 2, to help scientists and laymen alike better understand their respective responsibilities to wisely use the tools of modern technology while preserving the world’s natural resources.
The Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Western Carolina University will hold its annual Crisis Communication Day on Friday, March 23. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the third floor of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Western Carolina University’s annual Jazz Festival will take place Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, with several jazz clinics during the weekend led by guest saxophonist Chris Cheek and guest trumpeter Rich Willey.
Cheek, native of St. Louis, has been featured in more than 60 albums and has recorded four of his own albums: “I Wish I Knew,” “A Girl Named Joe,” “Vine” and “Blues Cruise.” Cheek has performed in Canada, China, Japan and Russia, as well as throughout Europe and the United States.
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, assistant to the principal chief for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will give a presentation about a new Cherokee writing project as the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series continues Wednesday, March 21, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will offer a program combo on Sunday, March 18 – a presentation on “The Scottish Presence in Southern Samplers” and a program designed for families titled “What’s With the Weather?”
Twenty-one seniors in the Fine Arts Program at Western Carolina University will present a thesis exhibition in the areas of ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture from Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 24, in the Fine Arts Museum.
Western Carolina University's Spring Literary Festival will host a free writing workshop centered on capturing local and personal histories on Saturday, March 10, and Saturday, March 17, from 1-3 p.m. in the meeting room of the Jackson County Public Library, 755 W. Main St., Sylva.