Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.
The annual Graduate Education Summit will be held at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, with the theme “Enriching the Graduate Student Experience Through Scholarship, Research and Applied Learning.”
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host a book program Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Room. Michelle Albert Vachris, professor of economics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss her recently published “Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith” beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities” will screen at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, followed by a panel discussion after the film.
Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management will hold a campuswide open forum on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s theater to discuss the current state of sustainability, energy management and recycling at the university.
Members of the Western Carolina University community will have an opportunity to learn about the university’s ongoing reaccreditation efforts with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges during an open forum set for Thursday, Feb. 9.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
Western Carolina University will host a Global Spotlight Series event on the illicit global drug trade Monday, Feb. 20. The 4 to 5:30 p.m. public forum will take place in Room 101 of Forsyth Building. It will be the first for the spring semester in the annual series.