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June 16, 2003 ArtsFest Takes Stage Great Sounds in the Great Smokies This weekend, Western will host the second annual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, featuring chart- topping rock ‘n’ roll band Collective Soul; legendary bluesman Delbert McClinton; folkabilly queen Nanci Griffith; popular acoustic rock guitarist Edwin McCain; and Acoustic Syndicate, an explosive “newgrass” quartet. The outdoor festival will be held on intramural sports fields near the Ramsey Center. The festival also will feature other entertainers performing both on the main stage and on a second stage within the WRGC Arts Village, a large tented area where festival-goers can relax in the shade, enjoy a variety of food and beverage items, and view and purchase arts and crafts. Also on site will be a special children’s area. Saturday night’s headliner, the Georgia-based band Collective Soul, is known for a distinctive sound that critics have called “a compelling mix of shimmering melodies and driving rock.” The five-man band hit it big in 1994 with the single “Shine,” Billboard magazine’s album rock song of the year and first in a string of eight No. 1 rock hits. Friday headliner Delbert McClinton is a blues singer and harmonica player with nearly two dozen albums in his 30-year career. Perhaps best known for his 1980 Top 40 hit “Givin’ It Up for Your Love,” McClinton won a Grammy for his duo with Bonnie Raitt on 1991’s “Good Man, 2003 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive Deemed a Great Success Good Woman.” McClinton scored his second Grammy in 2001 for best contemporary blues album. Opening for McClinton will be Nanci Griffith, who has written some of country music’s most enduring compositions, including Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson’s “Gulf Coast Highway” and Kathy Mattea’s “Love at the Five and Dime” and “Listen to the Radio.” Saturday night, Edwin McCain will lead off the evening. He first hit the charts in 1993 with the album “Solitude,” which featured the smash title track song. Numerous other acts, including Western’s own Catamount Chamber Singers along with vignettes from a new summer theatre season premiering this week, will provide continual entertainment throughout the festival. Faculty and staff can take advantage of a special advance two-day ticket package for $40 through Wednesday. Children age 13 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Single-day passes are available for either Friday or Saturday. For information, contact the Ramsey Center at 227-7722, or www.cullowheeartsfest.com Collective Soul Saturday headliner Delbert McClinton Friday headliner Edwin McCain Nanci Griffith Performing Friday Performing Saturday Thanks to the generosity of current and retired members of Western’s faculty and staff, the 2003 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive was a huge success. More than 300 individuals contributed nearly $109,000 to support a myriad of important academic and athletic programs at the university. “Faculty and staff make tremendous contributions to Western every day by virtue of their dedicated service to the university,” said Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor for development. “So, it is particularly rewarding to see such a generous outpouring of financial support by those who already give so much to this great institution. I am thrilled with the results of this year’s campaign, and I extend my personal thanks to everyone who participated.” While the 2003 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive has come to a close, it is never too late to support a program, department or college. Contributions can be made at any time during the year, including payroll deduction. For more information, contact the Office of University Advancement at 227-7124.

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  • June 16, 2003

    ArtsFest Takes StageGreat Sounds in the Great Smokies

    This weekend, Western will host the secondannual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, featuring chart-topping rock ‘n’ roll band Collective Soul;legendary bluesman Delbert McClinton; folkabillyqueen Nanci Griffith; popular acoustic rockguitarist Edwin McCain; and Acoustic Syndicate,an explosive “newgrass” quartet. The outdoorfestival will be held on intramural sports fieldsnear the Ramsey Center. The festival also will feature other entertainersperforming both on the main stage and on asecond stage within the WRGC Arts Village, alarge tented area where festival-goers can relax inthe shade, enjoy a variety of food and beverageitems, and view and purchase arts and crafts. Alsoon site will be a special children’s area. Saturday night’s headliner, the Georgia-basedband Collective Soul, is known for a distinctivesound that critics have called “a compelling mixof shimmering melodies and driving rock.” Thefive-man band hit it big in 1994 with the single“Shine,” Billboard magazine’s album rock song ofthe year and first in a string of eight No. 1rock hits. Friday headliner Delbert McClinton is a bluessinger and harmonica player with nearly twodozen albums in his 30-year career. Perhaps bestknown for his 1980 Top 40 hit “Givin’ It Up forYour Love,” McClinton won a Grammy for hisduo with Bonnie Raitt on 1991’s “Good Man,

    2003 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive Deemed a Great Success

    Good Woman.” McClintonscored his second Grammy in2001 for best contemporaryblues album. Opening for McClinton willbe Nanci Griffith, who haswritten some of country music’smost enduring compositions,including Emmylou Harris and WillieNelson’s “Gulf Coast Highway” and KathyMattea’s “Love at the Five and Dime” and“Listen to the Radio.” Saturday night, Edwin McCain will leadoff the evening. He first hit the charts in1993 with the album “Solitude,” whichfeatured the smash title track song. Numerous other acts, includingWestern’s own Catamount Chamber Singersalong with vignettes from a new summertheatre season premiering this week, willprovide continual entertainment throughoutthe festival. Faculty and staff can take advantage of aspecial advance two-day ticket package for$40 through Wednesday. Children age 13and younger will be admitted free with apaying adult. Single-day passes are availablefor either Friday or Saturday. Forinformation, contact the Ramsey Center at227-7722, or www.cullowheeartsfest.com

    Collective SoulSaturday headliner

    Delbert McClintonFriday headliner

    Edwin McCain

    Nanci GriffithPerforming Friday

    Performing Saturday

    Thanks to the generosity of current and retired membersof Western’s faculty and staff, the 2003 Faculty and StaffFund Drive was a huge success. More than 300 individualscontributed nearly $109,000 to support a myriad ofimportant academic and athletic programs atthe university. “Faculty and staff make tremendous contributions toWestern every day by virtue of their dedicated service to theuniversity,” said Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor fordevelopment. “So, it is particularly rewarding to see such a

    generous outpouring of financial support by those who alreadygive so much to this great institution. I am thrilled with theresults of this year’s campaign, and I extend my personalthanks to everyone who participated.” While the 2003 Faculty and Staff Fund Drive has come toa close, it is never too late to support a program, departmentor college. Contributions can be made at any time during theyear, including payroll deduction. For more information, contact the Office of UniversityAdvancement at 227-7124.

  • J u n e 1 6 , 2 0 0 3 • T h e R e p o r t e r

    Staff, Retirees Honored at Service Awards

    As Western eyes potentially record-breaking numbers inenrollment in the fall, the Office of Admissions celebrated itscontribution to the increase with a cake and a “thank you,”from Chancellor Bardo.

    Recognition of an Outstanding Job

    Chancellor Bardo, center, congratulates staff members retiringthis year: back row, Ann Ball and Tom Tabor; front row, LindaSutton, Mary Lewis, and JoAnn Rhinehart. Not pictured areDixie Beede, Peggy Bryson, Carole Wood, Mary Jo Allen,Thurman Franklin, Thelma Lusk, William Williams, EdnaLamberson, Carolyn Beasley, Margie Bishop, and Tim Jacobs.

    Celebrating 20 years of service to Western are, back row,Carla Luker, Mary Lewis, Bob Orr, and Richard Byrd; front row,Belva Ham, Pam Degraffenreid, Clara Bryson, and ElizabethMainwaring. Not pictured are Donna Ferrara, George Frizzell,James Bumgarner, Charles Crisp, Milton Harris, Jack Hoyle,Byron Johnson Jr., Joseph Miller, Delaine Wilkes, Kathy Wong,and Elizabeth Rochester.

    Twelve staff members were honored as they celebrate 25 yearsof service, including back row, Eugene Wiggins, Donald Cope,Robert Childers, Bethel McCarter, and Sharon Painter; front row,Carolyn Bryson Wiggins, Katherine Green, Peggy Cope, LilaBuchanan, and Lynda McNeely. Not pictured are Carol Arnoldand James Wise.

    JoAnn Rhinehart receivescongratulations fromChancellor Bardo for 30years of service.Not pictured is AnnieMcDonald, who alsowas recognized for her30 years.

    Norma Bryson Medfordwas named the firstrecipient of the Judy H.Dowell OutstandingSupport Staff EmployeeAward. Chancellor Bardopresents her with aplaque and $1,000 check.

    During the annual Employee Service Awards June 11,Westernrecognized the contributions of 90 staff members whose workrepresents 1,235 years of service. “It’s a real pleasure to recognizepeople who make the campus so special,” said Chancellor JohnBardo, who opened the ceremonies. During the luncheon, Bardo announced the first recipient ofthe Judy H. Dowell Outstanding Support Staff Employee Award.Norma Bryson Medford, office assistant in the College of Busi-ness, was cited for being dependable and helpful to faculty, staff,students, and administrators and as an excellent ambassador forWestern. She was chosen from a field of 20 nominees.

  • June 15-July 14, 2003Look for regular updates on the university’s Web site at www.wcu.edu/cal.html

    J u n e 1 8 , 2 0 0 3 • T h e R e p o r t e r

    Key: $ - Admission fee; HA - Hoey Auditorium; HFR - H.F. Robinson Administration Building; HS/CF - Hennon Stadium/ChildressField; MHC - Mountain Heritage Center; NSA - Natural Sciences Auditorium; RRAC - Ramsey Regional Activity Center; RH - RecitalHall, Coulter Building; BB - Belk Building; UC - A.K. Hinds University Center; UOC - University Outreach Center; WS/BW -Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field; SSF - Shrader Soccer Field.

    Submissions:Send news items and calendar notices toWCU Calendar, 1601 Ramsey Center,Western Carolina University, Cullowhee,North Carolina 28723 ore-mail to [email protected] Submit items for the university’s onlinecalendar at least one week prior to the event.

    Exhibitions:North Carolina Women Making History. The trials, triumphs, and changing roles of women during the past 400 ysears. Through December. MHC. (227-7129)Migration of the Scotch-Irish People. (Permanent exhibition). Information, illustrations, artifacts, and murals. MHC. (227-7129)Over, Under, Around, and Through. Multicultural exhibit of baskets and their makers, examining the connections, crossovers, and cultural paths of Southern basketry. Through August 31. MHC. (227-7129)

    ★★★ Now Showing ★★★

    Monday, June 16–Thursday, June 19Camp—boys’ basketball camp forages 7–14. (227-2019)

    Wednesday, June 18–Sunday, June 22Theatre—Western CarolinaStage Company presents GreaterTuna by Jaston Williams, JoeSears, and Ed Howard, 7:30 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday,2 p.m. Saturday and Sundaymatinees, Niggli Theatre. $(227-7491)

    Thursday, June 19Concert— fiddler SteveHickman and guitarist andvocalist John Devine performingtraditional music, 8 p.m., lawn,UC. (227-7206)

    Friday, June 20–Saturday, June 21Festival—second annualCulloWHEE! ArtsFest. $(227-7722)

    Orientation—for new students.(227-7413)

    Friday, June 20Meeting—Board of Trustees,9:30 a.m., Board Room, HFR.(227-7100)

    Friday, June 20–Sunday, June 22Camp—girls’ basketball camp forages 9–17. (227-2031)

    Camp—men’s basketball teamcamp for ages 15–18. (227-2018)

    Sunday, June 22–Friday, June 27Fourth annual Mountain DulcimerWeek—concerts and workshopsthroughout the week. $(227-7397)

    Monday, June 23–Friday, June 27Day camp—Mountain Mysteries, forrising fourth and fifth graders,8:30–noon, MHC. $ (227-7129)

    Monday, June 23–Friday, July 11Youth Summer Swim Program—Pool, Reid Gymnasium. $(227-7397)

    Monday, June 23–Friday, July 11Specialized Youth Swim Program,Pool, Reid Gymnasium. $(227-7397)

    Monday, June 23Orientation—for transfer students.

    Concert—part of MountainDulcimer Week, 7:30 p.m. HA. $(227-7397)

    Tuesday, June 24Base Camp Cullowhee program—rafting the Nantahala River.Depart 1 p.m., UC. $ (227-3466 or227-3633)

    Training Tuesday—“In-RangeSalary Adjustments,” 2–4 p.m.,Room 404, BB. (227-2388)

    Concert—part of MountainDulcimer Week, 7:30 p.m., HA.$ (227-7397)

    Thursday, June 26Concert—Mappamundi perform-ing “more-or-less traditionalmusic of the Northern Hemi-sphere and the previous millen-nium,” 8 p.m., lawn, UC.(227-7206)

    Friday, June 27–Saturday, June 28Orientation—for new students.

    Friday, June 27–Sunday, June 29Camp—girls’ basketball camp forages 9–17. (227-2028)

    Sunday, June 29–Wednesday, July 2Camp—football camps for highschool students. (227-2039)

    Sunday, June 29Base Camp Cullowhee program—rafting the Nantahala River.Depart 1 p.m., UC. $ (227-3466or 227-3633)

    JulyTuesday, July 1Concert—Al Petteway and AmyWhite performing blend ofcontemporary, Celtic-influnced,original, and traditional instru-mental music, 8 p.m., lawn, UC.(227-7206)

    Wednesday, July 2–Thursday, July 3Orientation—for new students.

    Wednesday, July 2–Sunday, July 6Theatre—Western Carolina StageCompany presents Steel Magnoliasby Robert Harling, 7:30 p.m.Wednesday through Saturday,2 p.m. Saturday and Sundaymatinees, Niggli Theatre. $(227-7491)

    Friday, July 4Fourth of July holiday.

    Thursday, July 10Camp—King of the Mountainfootball night camp for high schoolstudents. (227-2039)

    Concert—Cast Iron Filterperforming rock, punk, country,and bluegrass on mandolins andguitars, 8 p.m., lawn, UC.(227-7206)

    Friday, July 11Base Camp Cullowhee program—rafting the Nantahala River.Depart 1 p.m., UC. $ (227-3466 or227-3633)

    Sunday, July 13Base Camp Cullowhee program—caving, Worley’s Cave. Depart8 a.m., UC. $ (227-3466)

  • JULY 2-6

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    J u n e 1 6 , 2 0 0 3 • T h e R e p o r t e r

    Western Carolina University’s newlylaunched summer theatre season getsunder way Wednesday, June 18, with

    the uproarious comedy Greater Tuna, theopening show of the Western CarolinaStage Company’s premiere season. Two members of Western’s theatre artsfaculty—television and film actor StephenMichael Ayers and Broadway performerRudy Roberson—will star in the play, acomedy featuring two people playing 20characters. Greater Tuna will run Wednesday, June18, through Sunday, June 22, in NiggliTheatre. Evening performances will beWednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. “The goal of Greater Tuna is to makepeople laugh—pure and simple,” saiddirector Jim Manning, assistant professor ofcommunication and theatre arts and aveteran of New York theatre. Two people play widely and wildlydivergent characters, transforming intomen and women of varying ages andphysical types before audience members’eyes, Manning said. Along with the 20characters, there are 40 costume changes, as

    Western Launches Summer Theatre

    Theatre arts faculty memberStephen Michael Ayers as VeraCarp and Petey Fisk, in the comedyGreater Tuna.

    some of the characters reappear, he said. Following Greater Tuna will be threeother shows: Steel Magnolias, July 2–6;Driving MissDaisy, July 16–20;and MotherDivine, a newmusical comedy,July 30–August 3. A joint ventureof the departmentof communicationand theatre artsand the Divisionof ContinuingEducation andSummer School,Western CarolinaStage Companyis a professionalActors’ Equity company. Season tickets are $50 for adults and$40 for seniors and students. Single showtickets are $15 for adults and $12.50 forseniors and students. For tickets andinformation, call (828) 227-7491.

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