A future addition to Western Carolina University’s gallery of presidential portraits was unveiled for the first time Thursday, Feb. 23, as the WCU Board of Trustees got a sneak peek at the recently completed likeness of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
All the commercial space on the ground floor of Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility on Centennnial Drive, is close to being fully operational with outdoor recreation retailer Blackrock Outdoor Co. now open for business and MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, a combination eatery and bookstore, set for a low-key “soft opening” during WCU’s spring break week.
Western Carolina University’s student-run Mountain Area Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic has set a goal to expand the availability of its services in 2018. The free clinic provides services to individuals who do not have insurance coverage for physical therapy.
The Nile Project, a cross-cultural collaboration that uses music to connect residents living along Africa’s legendary Nile in efforts to cultivate the sustainability of the river, will visit Western Carolina University for a performance and to take part in other activities Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14.
Open forums have been scheduled to allow members of the Western Carolina University community to learn about the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
A regional conference addressing outdoor tourism and recreation presented by Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Feb. 28, featured several speakers stressing that success in attracting visitors results from more than just selling the scenery.