When Shelby Watson was a freshman in high school, she needed to add a class to fill a void in her schedule so she chose to take Chinese. Little did she know at the time that would be the key to her earning a scholarship to study the language in Taiwan.
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium has announced it will present its inaugural Excellence in Student Community Engagement Award to Western Carolina University for the work and contributions of WCU’s Center for Service Learning and Student Democracy Coalition.
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.
Students from the New Kituwah Academy language immersion school in Cherokee will be visiting the campus of Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 4, to present their annual Youth Powwow for the university’s students, faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will co-host the second annual Undergraduate Cherokee Language Symposium beginning Sunday, March 25, and continuing through Tuesday, March 27.
Molecules in the Mountains, a free life science conference geared toward students, scientists and regional business people, will be held Thursday, April 12, at Western Carolina University in the A.K. Hinds University Center.
Renowned Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights scholar Rebecca Tsosie will present a community lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the first floor auditorium of Western Carolina University’s H.F. Robinson administration building.