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Professor urges eclipse watchers to check glasses

Enrique Gomez, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University, is reminding members of the public who plan to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, to use only certified eclipse glasses in order to prevent serious eye damage.

Heritage festival to allow leashed dogs on grounds

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day will be a dog-friendly event this year, with certain restrictions, and host some fun dog contests when things get underway Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dogs must be leashed at all times, owners must immediately clean up after dogs, and pets are not allowed to approach other guests or disrupt any exhibit, performance or activity.

Development, Alumni Engagement to become Advancement

The unit currently known as the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement is gearing up for the public phase of Western Carolina University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign by making some internal changes aimed at better positioning the campaign for success.

An inspiration ‘Forged In Fire’

Blacksmith Brock Martin has yet to make his coolest thing. Or has he? Martin, a Western Carolina University alumnus, was a recent contestant on the History Channel’s hit show “Forged In Fire.” His episode is part of Season 4 and aired on Tuesday, May 9. Martin advanced to the final round before finishing in second place.