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.
Jacob Thigpen, a Western Carolina University senior from Waxhaw, thought he was a patient person. But after working as an intern at the Catamount School, WCU’s laboratory school, the health and physical education major discovered a whole new meaning of the word.
Nick Botello-Hernandez has known for a while now that he wants to be a park ranger. But having an recent opportunity to job shadow with Western Carolina University alumnus Robert McGraw, superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park, and park ranger Daniel Jackson for a day further cemented his career path.
Even good weather showed up for the 34th annual Tuck River Cleanup. Hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, the April 14 activity to clean up the Tuckaseigee River as it flows through Jackson County was deemed successful, if sometimes overwhelming, by organizers.
What is considered the nation’s largest single-day effort to remove trash from a river, the 34th annual Tuck River Cleanup, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, will be Saturday, April 14.
Western Carolina University hosted more than 100 students Saturday, March 10, for a Regional Science Olympiad of interscholastic competitions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.