Buncombe County’s sheriff, a veteran Asheville Citizen-Times journalist, a retired meteorologist and several current and former members of Western Carolina University’s faculty and staff will be among the presenters for the 2016 fall sessions of LIFE@WesternCarolina, the university’s lifelong learning institute.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of paintings, miscellaneous art and memorabilia by the late Joel Morris, a WCU alumnus and an iconic character who was fond of Cullowhee. The “Artist and Friend” exhibit will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 8, with an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. The showing ends Friday, Sept. 16.
Leaf-lookers, stay tuned. The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October.
Hardly a day goes by that a staff member of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University’s Talent Search program, Project Discovery, recently had its grant with the U.S. Department of Education renewed at $368,160 per year for five years. The first budget period begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017.
Dr. Gray Erlacher, a Western Carolina University alumnus, has expanded his practice to the primary care clinic located in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building. An exhibit, “Handed On: Three Generations of Corn Shuck Artists,” will be on display beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, with an opening reception held that evening at 6:30 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an exhibit of works by Bayard Wootten, a pioneering woman photographer, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Hunter Library.
A Western Carolina University faculty astronomer will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Friday, Aug. 12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.