The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development.
With the addition earlier this year of a new position in the University Police Department responsible for compliance with federal reporting requirements regarding campus crime, Western Carolina University is at the forefront of addressing recommendations from the University of North Carolina system designed to improve campus safety.
Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar highlighted in her Opening Assembly remarks initiatives to strengthen curriculum and online work flow processes, grants support and success, the university-wide reaccreditation process and support for faculty and staff to “step forward” to lead and to share their ideas and perspectives.
Southern rock band the Dirty Guv’nahs will perform a free concert at Western Carolina University’s Big Birthday Bash in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the institution on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
The Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute will host a panel discussion titled “Are Two Better than One? Comparing our Rights (and Responsibilities) under the North Carolina and United States Constitutions” on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
An installation by artist Gary Kachadourian that “re-manufactures” the great outdoors overtaking an urban environment will inhabit the entire main gallery and part of the lobby of the WCU Fine Art Museum. The exhibit opens Thursday, Aug. 21, and features an artist talk and reception at 5 p.m.