Cultures meld together at International Festival

WCU fountain looked different yesterday. A total of 48 tables and booths encircled the Central Plaza area, inviting huge crowd of WCU and local community members to learn about the different cultures and countries represented on the campus. Western Carolina University held its 38th annual International Festival on Wednesday, March 29. The event started with the flag parade, […]

WCU 37th International Festival was success

The UC Lawn was full with flags from all over the world. The air was the smell of Turkish coffee and Arabic tea; the crowd was happy. Many of them had drawings on their faces, or were playing with their new and small stuffed and colorful frogs and lizards. This was the 37th International festival held […]

Get ready for a cultural experience

Western Carolina University will have its 37th annual International Festival on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 – 2:30 p.m. on the University Center lawn. WCU’s Office of International Programs and Services is hosting the event. The festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of WCU’s international student population. Its purpose is to share awareness of […]

Sounds and dances from around the world at WCU

The A.K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University was filled with an array of color as students from around the world waved their flags, displayed their culture and embraced the diversity that exists on this campus. The event which is organized by international students and the Office of International Programs and Services, kicked off with a […]

WCU hosts 35th annual International Festival

April 10 marked the 35th time that Western Carolina’s community has gathered to celebrate cultural diversity. Over that span of time, the International Festival has become one of the more popular events on campus. This year’s event included performances based around Japanese, Saudi Arabian and Cherokee cultures, along with stands providing intercultural information and offering […]

International Festival celebrates cultural diversity at WCU

A sunny spring day filled with music, dance, and the scent of tasty food from all over the world. This was the scene at WCU on April 10 during its 34th International Festival. “We do have about 35 different countries, (the) majority of our students come from Saudi Arabia,” said Christopher Pedo, the event organizer. WCU […]