Archive for April 6th, 2016

International Festival to be held April 13 on University Center lawn

Western Carolina University will celebrate the diverse cultures and traditions of its international student population during the university’s 37th annual International Festival on Wednesday, April 13.

Lori Lewis appointed vice chancellor for development, alumni engagement

Lori A. Lewis, an advancement executive with nearly 20 years of experience in development and alumni affairs in higher education, will join Western Carolina University later this spring to lead its fundraising efforts.

Fine Art Museum project bridges art, sustainability on campus

A nature-based sculpture project launched by Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum will feature outdoors art while promoting discussion of sustainability and aesthetics on campus.

History professor leads project to study how ancient Norsemen used marine mammals

With her research interests centering on Vikings, the medieval North Atlantic, marine mammal exploitation and environmental history, Western Carolina University Department of History associate professor Vicki Szabo is familiar with the early travels of Norwegians who ventured out to Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and eventually North America from around 800 to 1500.

Classic musical ‘Gypsy’ to be staged April 14-17 as Mainstage season continues

Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen continues its spring Mainstage theatre season as the beloved classic musical “Gypsy” opens Thursday, April 14.

Autism Awareness Week to include workshop, panel discussion, 5-K race

Last fall, the number of Western Carolina University students self-identifying themselves as having autism spectrum disorder doubled from the previous year, reflective of a nationwide trend as individuals with autism make up an increasingly higher percentage of the college-age population.

Forum set with chancellor, provost for discussion about Staff Senate survey

Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate will hold an open forum Monday, April 11, for review and discussion about the results of a staff survey conducted last fall.

WCU advances to third round of voting for ‘Top Adventure College’ title

Western Carolina University continues to progress toward another “Top Adventure College” title through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

Hunter Library books National Library Week events, April 10-16

“Eat this book” may sound like a biblical instruction, but it is also at the heart of one of the activities during Hunter Library’s annual celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16.

Local residents take top spots at Valley of the Lilies races

Residents of Cullowhee and Sylva took the four top spots during the sixth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K held on campus Saturday, April 2.

Professor to speak on photographing insects

Western Carolina University biology professor Kefyn Catley will present a program on photographing insects for the Sylva Photography Club on Saturday, April 9.

Nursing, EMC, social work students learn how to handle mass casualty situation

Imagine an explosion just took place on the campus of Western Carolina University. Picture it occurring at the soon-to-be replaced Natural Sciences Building, if you like.

Poston takes first place at orientation workshop competition

A presentation by Hillary Poston, a graduate assistant on WCU’s orientation staff, placed first in competition at the 2016 Southern Regional Orientation Workshop at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, in mid-March.

‘Solving Problems with Kenyan Youth’ presentation will be April 7 in Natural Sciences Building

A public presentation on “Solving Problems with Kenyan Youth” will take place Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1 of Western Carolina University’s Natural Sciences Building.

Mountain Heritage Center craft series to feature basketmaker Junaluska

Faye Junaluska will demonstrate the craft of creating white oak baskets on Thursday, April 14, and offer a workshop for participants who would like to weave a basket of their own on Sunday, April 17, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

Global Spotlight Series looks at Africa’s role in world affairs

Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on “Africa in World Affairs” on campus Wednesday, April 13.

WCU sponsors speaker in Sylva on communism, human rights, LBGT issues

Mario Rollig, a gay man imprisoned by the East German government in the 1980s, will be the guest speaker at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva on Wednesday, April 13.

Sholder to speak at workshop, double feature event

Jack Sholder, professor of film and television production at WCU, will speak at a lecture Wednesday, April 6, and a film directing workshop Thursday, April 7, for the Department of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.

Kossick to serve on national association’s scholarship committee

Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation education coordinator, accepted an invitation from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation to serve on its 2016 Scholarship Review Committee.

Africa! More Than a Continent events

As you plan the rest of your semester, please be aware of the following events that are linked to our campus theme, Africa! More than a Continent.

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