Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff are playing an increasingly important role behind the scenes in organizing and staging Folkmoot USA, the Haywood County-based international festival of folk music and dance that kicks up its heels for the 34th year beginning Thursday, July 20.
A limited number of spots are still available for students interested in enrolling in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established at Smoky Mountain High School by Western Carolina University for Jackson County children in grades six, seven and eight.
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.
As the summer travel season gets underway, a new study conducted by students in Western Carolina University’s Hospitality and Tourism Program indicates that stable gasoline prices and improving economic conditions should contribute to an increase in tourism-generated revenue across Western North Carolina.
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.
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.
It was another year and another successful Tuck River Cleanup, considered to be the largest single-day volunteer event to remove trash and restore a waterway in the nation. Held Saturday, April 8, by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, 581 registered participants took part in efforts along nearly 30 miles of the Tuckaseigee River in Jackson County.