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.
WCU's Low Brass Festival will present special guest Oystein Baadsvik for a performance Sunday, Oct. 27, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
The court will be presented and winners announced during halftime activities at WCU’s home football game against Furman University on Saturday, Oct. 26.
WCU will welcome Alaska attorney Barrett Ristroph for a guest lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
His talk is titled “The Forests Cannot Be Commons: Spanish Law, Environment Change and New Spain’s Council on Forests.”
The rainy weekend weather predicted across the mountains of Western North Carolina has forced organizers of the 19th annual Tournament of Champions to move activities indoors Saturday, Oct. 19, at Western Carolina University.
A member of the faculty since 2006, he has been serving as associate dean of the college since 2014.
The recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters at WCU in 2012, she died Oct. 3 at her home in Kingsport, Tennessee.
The free instruction will provide understanding of mental illness in day-to-day life.