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.
Western Carolina University believes in high impact practices, or activities that engage students and promote academic, professional and social excellence. One of these practices includes a common intellectual experience which has been identified by the
Association of American Colleges and Universities.
When we arrive at college as freshman, we may feel intimidated. Western Carolina’s One Book Program has helped freshman focus once they arrive on campus and gears them in a productive direction.