Seven artists representing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will visit the Western Carolina University campus Friday, Nov. 10, to serve as panelists as WCU’s Fine Art Museum hosts a one-day symposium on contemporary Native American art.
Upon accepting her new position as director of Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs, Dana Patterson couldn’t wait to get to Cullowhee. She was so excited that she moved here two weeks before her Sept. 1 start date.
About 24 percent of Western Carolina University employees holding permanent positions – that’s 363 members of the faculty and staff out of a total of just over 1,500 – have earned at least one degree at the university and thus have a built-in interest in upcoming Homecoming activities through their status as alumni.
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.
Colin Wasmund, theatre instructor in Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, has announced the cast for the upcoming radio production “A Sci-Fi Double Feature” that will feature H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” and Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
The eighth annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University brought concepts of Cherokee philosophy and living wellness to campus Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29. (Includes audio feature)
Western Carolina University’s Rapid Center, a regional source for business and entrepreneurial assistance, will gain some assistance itself in the form of a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant.