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.
A tradition of hosting vibrant undergraduate research went a step further this year as a select group of current students joined faculty members and academically gifted incoming freshmen for the launch of WCU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Once the location of the campus hangout, The Townhouse, and later to other campus treasures, the string of buildings along Centennial Drive was damaged beyond reasonable repair by a fire in 2013. A mixed-use facility named Noble Hall rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes in these photos.