Western Carolina University has its own Equestrian Club. The club is intended as a place where fans of horseback riding with all different amounts of experience can bond over a mutual love of the sport. Under the leadership of Coach Julia Collins, the team meets to practice riding, compete with other teams in the area, perform community service and form lasting friendships.
Dr. Winford Gordon (or Windy, depending on the closeness of your relationship with him) is an individual with a rich history that goes above and beyond academics. He grew up in Charleston, S.C., but considers himself a North Carolinian, seeing as he spent all but two years since 1977 in the Carolina’s northern half.
During his college career at Wofford University in Spartanburg, S.C., Dr. Gordon became hooked on C2, a two-person kayak/canoe generally taken on whitewater.
• “Ancient Forms, Modern Minds” is an exhibition held in the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum and runs through Nov. 10. It features the work of 11 Cherokee artists, such as Joel Queen and Davy Arch, and brings together historical and contemporary pottery techniques. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For information, call 828-227-3591.
Every year thousands of new and returning students come to Western Carolina University. The university works hard to make sure these students have the best college experience possible with resources for support and entertainment.
Western Carolina offers students a variety of different resources to promote student involvement and community such as Last Minute Productions and Base Camp Cullowhee. They also offer resources for students to seek out academic or career help such as the Writing and Learning Commons or the Center for Career and Professional Development.