Western Carolina University senior Aubree Payne recently returned from a five-month study abroad program at Chukyo University in Nagoya, Japan.
Growing up, Payne developed an interest in Asian pop culture and has always enjoyed learning about the people there. In the summer of 2016, she studied in South Korea and loved it.
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.
• “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.