Approximately 250 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 23, in Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Foreign Language Contest.
While negotiations continue in Hollywood for a big screen version of his most successful novel, Western Carolina University faculty member Ron Rash is collecting rave reviews in the United States and abroad for his most recent book, “Burning Bright.”
A scholar of Afghanistan who formerly lived in that Asian country for almost a decade will visit Western Carolina University to deliver a free public lecture titled “Afghanistan: The Burning Questions.”
Western Carolina University coastal geology professor Rob Young will join a U.S. congressman and others for a symposium focusing on climate change at “The New Green Economy,” the 10th national conference on science, policy and the environment.
The first program of 2010 in an ongoing luncheon series designed to highlight Western Carolina University’s people and programs will feature a critically acclaimed author and an advocate of environmentally sensitive forestry who has helped Western North Carolina towns manage their watersheds.