The conference room of Blue Ridge Hall was packed during the afternoon of Tuesday, March 28, for the “Africa Campus Theme Showcase,” a celebratory event marking the culmination of Western Carolina University’s interdisciplinary learning theme for the past two academic years, “Africa! More than a Continent.”
Western Carolina University students and faculty members will be speaking about the experiences they gained during trips to African countries as the “Africa Campus Theme Showcase” is held from 3 until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Conference Room A of Blue Ridge Hall.
Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on “Africa in World Affairs” on campus Wednesday, April 13. Africa is the focus of a two-year interdisciplinary learning theme ongoing at WCU. The theme allows faculty, students and staff, as well as campus offices and organizations, to explore and connect with Africa in a broader context of politics and policy, as well as history, culture, arts and heritage.
Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.