Harvey Gantt, an architect and civil rights activist who formerly served as mayor of Charlotte and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be the keynote speaker for a daylong symposium at Western Carolina University – “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present and Future.”
Friends and fans of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center are invited to drop by the museum Saturday, April 11, to join in a celebration and reflection on its 36 years of education and service in WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building and to learn about the museum’s upcoming move to WCU’s Hunter Library and its ultimate destination as the focal point of a new university visitor center.
Western Carolina University is the recipient of $50,000 in funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration to create a program designed to help former college students who didn’t finish their bachelor’s degrees go back to school.
Native American scholars and activists from around the nation will gather with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution and several federal agencies for a three-day conference at Western Carolina University to discuss issues related to Native health and culture.
A group of 52 Western Carolina University students will be hosting a free event called the “Habitat for Humanity Spring Bloom and Build Festival,” from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, that they have been organizing and producing as a service learning project in their “Tourism Planning & Development” course.