After Leslie Montoya applied for an internship with UNAVCO’s Research Experiences in Solid Earth Sciences program, her father kept telling her she was going to be one of the rare students chosen. When the Western Carolina University senior geology major got the call that she was accepted, he quickly reminded her that, “You didn’t believe me when I said you’d get it,” Montoya recalled.
Mayday Parade with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Rescue Party are the artists performing at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. The concert has been moved from the Ramsey Regional Activity Center to the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.
With the recent move of Western Carolina University’s Center for Career and Professional Development to newly renovated space in Reid Gymnasium, the final component of initial changes planned by center director Theresa Cruz Paul has been put into place.
As concerns caused by a temporary gas shortage on the East Coast ease, Steve Morse, economist and director of Western Carolina University’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, is predicting a possible boost in October tourism in Western North Carolina.
Junior Western Carolina University transfer student Joanna Woodson has become a rising star in politics and social activism. This spring, Woodson rallied students at Western Carolina to vote, earning the campus recognition when WCU students turned out to vote at a higher rate than the general voting population. She found herself in the headlines again when her efforts landed WCU an on-campus early voting precinct — a rare triumph for campuses looking to increase political participation.
The Galaxy of Stars Series continues Friday, Sept. 30, when Asheville Sister Cities Inc. and Palenque Rojo Productions present “Tzakbu, The Red Queen” at 7:30 p.m. at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
As an early start to celebrating Constitution Day, which is Saturday, Sept. 17, the Public Policy Institute and the Center for Service Learning are sponsoring a Constitutional Shark Tank, based on the popular television show, Shark Tank. The event will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the University Center theater.
It took awhile for Joanna Woodson to discover her true passion in life. But three universities and year and a half in the workplace later, Woodson has found her purpose, along with a home, at Western Carolina University.