The event will close with a free, open-to-the public concert Saturday, March 9, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Speakers will discuss this age of human-dominated influences on climate and the environment from a variety of perspectives.
WCU provides an extensive and comprehensive list of employment assistance, said Theresa Cruz Paul, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development. The regular scheduling of workshops, training and internship opportunities and linking students to the workforce is only part of the picture. Personal counseling and advice, along with building awareness of the center and high levels of community engagement, complete the picture, she said.
Milton Laufer, director of WCU’s School of Music, will be performing, teaching and adjudicating as guest artist for the Dr. Sharyn Edwards Piano Festival of Southeastern Community College.
The Association of College and Research Libraries has announced the publication of “Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction,” which was co-edited by Sarah Steiner, head of research and instruction services, and associate professor, at WCU’s Hunter Library.
Since coming to WCU to complete her master’s degree in social work, Rosemary Yelton has seen firsthand the effects the opioid crisis is having on Western North Carolina.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerri McLemore, a professor of pathology at Wake Forest University and medical examiner for Western North Carolina, who is also from the Creek Nation of Oklahoma.
In partnership with the Appalachian Women’s Museum and the Jackson County Public Library, WCU’s LIVLAB Artist Collective will be hosting two town hall meetings to gather local stories of women who have built, nurtured and sustained local communities and the region.
A gathering at Hinds University Center provided an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to experience Chinese culture and traditional activities.