A group of students and adults from Western Carolina University’s Project Discovery program is heading to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to test their bodies and minds with a bicycle ride along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
David Orr Belcher, chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, died on Sunday, June 17, at the age of 60. A native of Barnwell, South Carolina, Belcher was predeceased by his parents, Jean Orr Belcher and Posey Belcher Jr.
Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is currently accepting applications from arts, crafts and food vendors, as well as nonprofit and community organizations, for midway spaces.
Students enrolled in a May “minimester” course at Western Carolina University had an opportunity to construct a sustainable earth structure using contemporary hand-building methods and to compare that process to traditional practices used by Cherokee people to build their winter homes.