Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American to be appointed as the state’s poet laureate. She also is in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.
As part of this year’s campus interdisciplinary theme, “Sustainability and the Environment,” Western Carolina University will welcome Alaska attorney Barrett Ristroph for a guest lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The rainy weekend weather predicted across the mountains of Western North Carolina has forced organizers of the 19th annual Tournament of Champions to move activities indoors Saturday, Oct. 19, at Western Carolina University.
David A. Kinner, associate professor of geology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Carolina University, has been named interim dean of the college. The appointment was effective Oct. 1.
Jane Bolton Schulz, a retired Western Carolina University special education faculty member and 2012 recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters from WCU, died Oct. 3, at her home in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was 95.