Calendar of Events

Spring 2018 Events

Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities
Monday, March 12, 5:00-6:30 pm
ST 266, Niggli Theater. Free.
"Ritual Remedies: Drugs & Medicine in Early Christianity" by Dr. John Penniman, Bucknell University Pennsylvania.

Social Justice & the Historical Poem: Medgar Evers in Frank X Walker's Turn Me Loose
Tuesday, March 20, 5-7 pm
UC Illusions. Free.
Join us for this talk by English Professor Annette Debo about Frank X Walker, and his powerful work, Turn Me Loose.

World Languages Student Research Showcase
Monday, March 19, 4:30-5:30pm
McKee 129. Free

Introductory Japanese Language and Culture - Community Course
Starts March 21 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Biltmore Park, Room 109
$85.00 before March 1 - More Details

Spring Literary Festival
April 2-5, Free
Western Carolina University's annual Spring Literary Festival has a long tradition of bringing established and emerging literary talent our campus and region. It reflects WCU's commitment to providing the best humanities education possible to its students and to bringing the best of the arts to the mountains. Learn More

Cherokee Challenges & Tribulations
Wednesday, April 11, 8:00am to 4:30pm,
UC Grand Room. Free and open to the public.
Attend a one-day symposium marking the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee Trail of Tears.

Profs and Pitchers: Love is in the Air
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Mad Batter, 617 W. Main Street, Sylva
Christopher Hoyt, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and David de Jong, Assistant Professor of Psychology, teach wildly popular classes about sex and love! Join them for an informal talk and discussion-and a pint!

High School Foreign Language Contest
Tuesday, April 24, 9:00am-1:00pm
Ramsey Center. Free
High school students from entire region compete for prizes in Spanish and French.

Racial Politics in South Africa: Then and Now
Wednesday, April 25, 6:00-7:00pm
UC Theater. Free
First-hand account and analysis by local community member Odette Kennedy.

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