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.
Western Carolina University will hold a public information forum in Cashiers for parents interested in enrolling their children in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
Western Carolina University has announced the first in a series of public information sessions for parents interested in enrolling their children in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
Western Carolina University’s inaugural “I Love WCU” campaign, held throughout the month of February, received a highly positive response from students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, said Claire Burns, WCU’s director of annual giving.
A future addition to Western Carolina University’s gallery of presidential portraits was unveiled for the first time Thursday, Feb. 23, as the WCU Board of Trustees got a sneak peek at the recently completed likeness of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
All the commercial space on the ground floor of Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility on Centennnial Drive, is close to being fully operational with outdoor recreation retailer Blackrock Outdoor Co. now open for business and MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, a combination eatery and bookstore, set for a low-key “soft opening" soon.
Robert Dinsdale, former assistant principal at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, has been appointed to direct the Catamount School, the new “lab school” partnership between Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools.