Community members sought to participate in 1960s panel discussions, events at WCU

by Nov 21, 2013Happenings0 comments

CULLOWHEE—Western Carolina University will host events including panel discussions this spring on social and cultural issues of the 1960s and is searching for community members to take part.

The campuswide interdisciplinary learning theme for the 2013-14 academic year is “1960s: Take It All In,” and events being held throughout the year are designed to encourage faculty, staff and students to reflect on the legacy and lessons of the decade.

Community members willing to share experiences from the 1960s relevant to spring panel discussions on voting rights, abortion and the environment and energy are asked to contact Amy Cherry, assistant professor of music and chair of the 1960s theme steering committee, at (828) 227-3725 or Attendance at all panel discussions is free and open to the public.

In addition, community members are invited to take part in free public events including a walkthrough, interactive retrospective of the 1960s called the WCU Magical Mystery Tour, which will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, on the concourse of Ramsey Regional Activity Center from 5-7p.m.

Info: Visit the 1960s link at