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Press release courtesy of Randall Holcombe, Director of News Services.

CULLOWHEE – Poet and novelist Ron Rash, who holds the John and Dorothy Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University, is recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017.

Announcement of Rash’s inclusion in the diverse group of 173 scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada selected for the fellowships was made Friday, April 7, by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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On Thursday, March 16, Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center hosted a wooden spoon making workshop from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The workshop was led by Jeff Gottlieb, an outdoor educator and primitive skills instructor.

The workshop took place among historical artifacts in the cozy, inviting atmosphere of Mountain Heritage Center’s museum gallery, located in Hunter Library. Participants were limited to just 10 people and required preregistration, as well as a $5 fee to cover the costs of supplies. All 10 spots were filled before the day of the event.