Amanda Muse is one of very few female snare drum players who perform at the highest levels of marching band. After overcoming stereotypes and physical challenges, Amanda uses her talent to inspire a new generation of musicians. The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has given her the opportunity to share her gift with thousands of younger drummers. It has also given her the ride of a lifetime while performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and at the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The only officially sanctioned fund drive conducted on campus for outside organizations began Sept. 24 and wrapped up Nov. 9.
The former trustee enrolled at what was then called Western Carolina College 61 years ago, three years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
The board also will hold committee meetings and discussions beginning at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
In 1980, I graduated from Western Carolina University. I was an average student with a modest background and a deep appreciation for the faculty and staff who helped me get through four years of college. I knew even then that my time at WCU had prepared me for a good life, but I had no grand vision of becoming rich or famous.
Classroom spaces in Forsyth and Belk buildings now bear the names of two Western Carolina University corporate partners in recognition of recent contributions from Entegra Bank and Vannoy Construction toward student scholarships and academic program support.
This event in downtown Asheville is described as “a mash-up of an accelerator, a hackathon, and a weekend-long party” for start-up businesses.
During the 2018 spring and fall semesters, more than 90 graduate students in the Human Resources Program provided pro bono human resources consultation services online.
The School of Stage and Screen's dance production is based on the band Cloud Cult’s 2010 concept album.