WCU students laugh off stress at Homecoming Comedy Show

Laughter filled the UC Grand Room on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. when Drew Lynch and Erin Jackson brought their one-liners to campus. To shake off post fall break blues and celebrate homecoming week, Arts and Cultural Events (ACE) brought the Homecoming Comedy Show to the students. One of the co-directors for the comedy […]

University Choirs to explore theme, “Home” in upcoming concert

“Home” is a deceivingly small word that encompasses a big collection of big ideas. What is home? When are you there? What does it mean to be there? These are some of the questions WCU Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Allison Thorp, has assigned the university’s two biggest choral ensembles […]

Enjoy the punk-rock version of Hamlet in God Save Gertrude

Western Carolina’s School of Stage and Screen’s next Mainstage production, God Save Gertrude, will open Oct. 5 through Oct. 8 in the Bardo Art Center. God Save Gertrude is written by Deborah Stein and is a punk-rock spin-off of Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet set in post-revolutionary Russia. Gertrude, an ex-punk-rock rebel turned Queen, deals with difficult […]

Dear WCU: students share stories only they can tell

A picture is worth a thousand words. WCU students Leena Boakye, Chloe Joyce and Jahniece Graham proved just that by using Dear World’s distinct message-on-skin portraits to share the stories only they could tell during the Dear WCU two-day event. Just like every other participant, Boakye, Joyce and Graham followed Dear World’s process to uncover deeper […]

Mountain Heritage Day remembers Steve Sutton

Having performed everywhere from local front porches to the Grand Ole Opry, Steve Sutton, a bluegrass marvel, had an unparalleled impact on the evolvement of Appalachian music. This year’s 43rd Mountain Heritage Day will remember Sutton and his contribution to the music scene with a special presentation on the Blue Ridge stage at 1 p.m. […]

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

In times of panic, people are judgmental of what they don’t understand. Amidst the AIDS crisis of the mid-1980s, New Yorkers tried to deal with the uncertainties of life and death, eternal damnation and salvation and the affairs of the heart. That’s what WCU’s School of Stage and Screen will show us with its season […]