A team of students representing the Catamount School, Western Carolina University’s laboratory school for sixth- through eighth-graders, competed at a regional FIRST LEGO League event Saturday, Dec. 2, and will be one of 13 teams moving on to state competition.
University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, the naming of Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar as acting chancellor of Western Carolina University. The very next day, Carol Burton, WCU’s associate provost for undergraduate studies, agreed to step into Morrison-Shetlar’s shoes by taking the role of acting provost.
Three Western Carolina University alumni were recognized for their achievements and a former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, as part of Homecoming activities on campus.
As a kid with a vivid imagination and a self-admitted “class clown” while attending Fairview Elementary School in Sylva, perhaps Sean Bridgers should have known he had the ingredients to become an actor. Acting wasn’t something Bridgers ever really thought about – not until he left, then returned to Jackson County to enroll at Western Carolina University.
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.
“God Save Gertrude,” an offbeat punk rock riff on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen as part of the school’s 2017-18 Mainstage theatre season.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts organization is bringing together a nationally acclaimed bluegrass group from Haywood County and 50 of the best woodwind, brass and percussion student-musicians from WCU’s School of Music for an afternoon of genre-bending tunes.