WCU's second annual Graduate Education Week is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1.
The award from the U.S. Department of Education will be distributed over five years and involve 60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology programs.
“The Mountain Minor” had its first public showing in Cincinnati on Oct. 17 and is set to be screened in Bryson City on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The honor was presented to a contingent of WCU representatives at the recent Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference in Denver.
WCU’s 19th annual Tournament of Champions high school band competition took place Saturday, Oct. 19 – sort of.
The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of an ongoing series of panel discussions on national and international issues.
Highlights include a concert by country music star Lee Brice, a parade down Main Street in Sylva, award presentations to exemplary alumni, and a football match-up with Furman.
Titled “The Earth…Our Only Home,” the concert will include the premiere of “Full Circle,” an original work by composer Ryan George.
The first African American to be appointed as the state’s poet laureate, she also is a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.