Comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performs at WCU

The U.C. Grand Room room was popping on Wednesday, April 19, when comedian, magician, and balloon artist John Cassidy performed a hilarious show for Western students. The record-holding and critically acclaimed entertainer, and self-proclaimed “balloon guy,” kicked off his act by lapping the room distributing more pre-made balloon sculptures than the roughly 60 audience members. Once […]

WCU welcomes the unique and unforgettable

The story was created with Kayla Brookshire.   The halls of Bardo Arts Center were filled with gasps of awe and the laughter of children and their parents alike as a group called Galumpha put on a one of a kind physical performance at Western Carolina University on Friday, Feb. 5. This family friendly show was […]

Auditions for ‘Echoes’: Picking the right talent

“Echoes of the Cotton Club” was a live radio broadcast at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center for one night only on April 24, but just as any play it it takes long preparations and practice. And it all starts with the auditions. The Western Carolina Journalist followed a few of the […]

WWE Star “Good Ol’ J.R.” Speaks at WCU

Jim Ross, former play-by-play announcer and VP of Talent Relations for World Wrestling Entertainment, spoke at WCU in the UC Grand Room last night at 9 p.m. Ross shared stories of his childhood and upbringing and also shared insight to the unique world of professional wrestling. The presentation lasted 90 minutes and was followed by […]

Susan Brown-Strauss: professor, designer, leader

  Susan Brown-Strauss spends many hours of her day on the campus of Western Carolina University, tackling dozens of duties to fulfill her numerous job titles. Brown-Strauss is a professor in the School of Stage and Screen where she teaches design and technical theatre. She is also Costume Shop Director and the resident costume designer […]

38th annual Mountain Heritage Day to kick off on Saturday

Western Carolina University’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee. The free festival will offer over 100 booths filled with arts and crafts along with over 30 vendors selling many different kinds of food. Music will be played continuously on three different stages from 10 […]