Western Carolina University commemorated its long-lasting relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by affixing a name from Cherokee legend onto a campus housing facility in a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 10, rededicating the building as Judaculla Hall.
A popular component of Western Carolina University’s annual Mountain Heritage Day are the judged and juried contests, and other competitions. At the 43rd annual event held Saturday, Sept. 30, nearly 300 people entered various events with dozens taking home ribbons or trophies.
Western Carolina University’s social work program is receiving a federal grant of more than $1.9 million to continue an initiative aimed at increasing the number of social workers qualified to practice in the areas of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention on the Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and in other medically underserved areas of Western North Carolina.
Lisa Guenther, author of the book “Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives,” will visit Western Carolina University to speak as part of the Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities series.
For Western Carolina University students, a trip abroad could range from a couple of weeks to a full year. Students have access to more than 60 countries. The 11th annual Study Abroad Fair showcased these opportunities for students on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.