Noted Cherokee scholar Robert J. Conley, pictured, a prolific author with 80 books to his credit during a career spanning 40 years, is the new Sequoyah Distinguished Professor in Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University.
Frank Brannon, an artist and printer who specializes in fine limited editions, will be visiting Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design on Monday, Nov. 19, to deliver a public lecture about his work and conduct a workshop with students in the book arts studio.
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will feature “To Rise and Begin Again,” an exhibition of illustrations to be published in two Cherokee children’s books, beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 1.
A symposium designed for nurses, healthcare professionals, and others interested in learning more about Cherokee Health. Attendees will get a glimpse into Cherokee culture, history, and health care perceptions. Speakers include "Beloved Woman" Myrtle Driver, Ann Bullock, Tom Belt, Susan Leadingfox, Lisa Lefler, Lou Jackson and Linda Chiltoskey. These speakers provide a broad view of the perceptions of the Cherokees concerning health care.
Western Carolina University will offer a Cherokee health symposium, designed for nurses, health care professionals and others interested in learning about the intersection of Cherokee culture and health care, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Hospitality Room of the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
The fall “Living with the Land” folk life series will continue at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with a presentation by ethnographer Tom Sheridan on “Wilderness and Working Landscapes: Putting People Back in Nature.”
The lifelike mannequins in Western Carolina University’s nursing department help students get used to the idea of probing and prodding human patients without the threat of causing harm to a real person. Sadie Standingdeer, a Cherokee High School senior who recently visited Western for a day, was impressed.
Western Carolina University’s Theatre in Education Program will present “Dogwood’s Search,” a student-directed play for young audiences, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.