Lisa Briggs, director of Western Carolina University’s Emergency and Disaster Management Program, recently returned from Moldova in Eastern Europe where she participated in disaster response training exercises.
The Western Carolina University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, on campus in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The performance is free and open to the public.
As Western Carolina University enrollment continues an upward trend, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the university are working to ensure those numbers include a significant portion of local Native American students.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will present a special concert Tuesday, Nov. 28, featuring the premiere of a new symphony by contemporary American composer and conductor Dan Welcher that draws inspirations from three national parks, including the local Great Smoky Mountains.
The recent Ken Burns documentary series on the Vietnam War has sparked renewed discussion on the conflict, including Western Carolina University’s College of Arts and Sciences hosting a special event to hear local voices.