The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to WCU were commemorated as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the unveiling of a sculpture.
A critically acclaimed poet spoke to WCU's new students about love and bouncing back from mistakes during the university’s annual New Student Convocation held Friday, Aug. 17, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
The academic unit that is home to Western Carolina University’s programs in music, stage, screen, art and design will be known as the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in honor of the late WCU chancellor, who died June 17 at the age of 60 after battling brain cancer for more than two years.
Roadworks, an outreach program of Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts that has offered free music and theatrical events to communities throughout the region in summers past, will add an on-site art experience this year.
A cross-college collaboration at Western Carolina University soon will bring together budding student actors from the College of Fine and Performing Arts and health professionals-in-training from the College of Health and Human Sciences to create an initiative that may be the first of its kind on a U.S. college campus.