All Announcements

  • Memorial Service for Robbie Coin

    Posted: Thursday, September 18 The family of student Robbie Coin has announced plans for his memorial. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 at The Pavillion at Crest Mountain, 22 Celebration Place in Asheville.

    Robert "Robbie" Evan Coin, a senior who was majoriing in health and wellness promotion, died earlier this month after a courageous medical battle. Our thoughts are with Robbie's family and friends as we mourn his passing together.

  • International Photo Contest with $250 award

    Posted: Tuesday, September 16 Each year the Study Abroad office hosts an International Photo Contest where students, faculty and staff can submit photographs they have taken while abroad. Sharing their overseas experiences with the UNC Asheville community brings the world to Asheville and helps the larger community better relate to their experiences.

    ItalyThe annual International Photo Contest will display the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention photos for each category in Blowers Gallery in April.  These images are placed on permanent display across campus at the conclusion of the show.

    A new addition this year is the Chancellor's Choice Award.  All student photos will be considered by the Chancellor's office, independent of the winners chosen by the Photo Contest Committee.  The photo that the Chacellor's office chooses, will be purchased by them and the photographer will receive the $250.

    Submissions are due October 1. Visit the Study Abroad website for more information. 

  • Mission Health System Internship Event

    Posted: Monday, September 15 Mission Health Systems is joining us on campus September 25 to recruit juniors and seniors for internship projects for the 2015 spring semester.

    The projects have previously included human resources, marketing, revenue cycle projection, innovation implementation and management, and a variety of research topics. Students may earn credit through a spring internship course.

    Students will meet top-level executives and learn about Mission Health System, their internship projects, and the selection process.

    Mission Health Internship Event for UNC Asheville Juniors and Seniors

    Thursday, September 25th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Alumni Hall, Highsmith 159
    Dress professionally and bring a resume
    Student RSVP: RockyLink on OnePort under “Career Events and Workshops”

    Questions: Jess Kryzenske, 828.251.6945,

    PLEASE NOTE: Only students attending this required event can apply for the internships!  Students wishing to participate will also need to participate in a mandatory preparation session, Networking 101 September 18 or September 23 from 12:30-1:30pm (more details are available on RockyLink).

    UNC Asheville students in a wide range of majors have been successful in gaining employment at Mission through this initiative. 

  • Art Department Well Represented at N.C. Museum of Art Exhibition

    Posted: Friday, September 12 Works by Tamie Beldue, associate professor of art, and alumnus Jason Watson are part of the "Line Touch Trace" exhibition now on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

    For more about Beldue, Watson and the exhibition, visit the Department of Art website.

  • Simulcast of "An Evening With Thomas Piketty"

    Posted: Friday, September 12 The UNC Asheville Economics Department presents "An Evening with Thomas Piketty," simulcast live from The New School in New York City. The simulcast is free and open to the public from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at a campus location to be announced.

    The location for the simulcast will be chosen based on the number of RSVPs received, so if you are interested, please RSVP promptly to Kimberly Moore in the Department of Economics at

    poster with photo of Picketty also has credentialing information on the event speakers

  • Sherrill Center to Host Kick-off Events for "Parent U" for Asheville City Schools Parents

    Posted: Friday, September 12 "Parent U" is a program of Asheville City Schools designed to help parents and guardians of its K-12 students become more engaged in their children's educational experience and gain tools and confidence to support their child in school and life.

    The Asheville City Schools "Parent U" Kick-off Celebration will be offered twice on Wednesday, September 24 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. or 5:30-7:00 p.m. This fast-paced, informative and inspiring event will be held in the beautiful Mountain View Room at the Wilma Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC Asheville and feature a light breakfast or dinner. These events are free and open to the public, and will feature: 

    • Student entertainment
    • Sample instruction from three Parent U courses 
    • Unveiling of the 2014-15 Parent U Catalog
    • Recognition of a host of community partners, including UNC Asheville, each of whom will provide a variety of resources as we strive to engage and equip all Asheville City Schools parents and families.

    For more information, visit the "Parent U" website.


  • Fall 2014 Brown Bag Talks at Ramsey Library

    Posted: Thursday, September 11 We are pleased to announce this semester's Ramsey Library Brown Bag Talks. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues for informal presentations and discussions about research and recent publications. Brown Bags are held from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday afternoons and are held in Ramsey Library’s Special Collections, unless a different location is noted.

    Brown Bag presenters this semester include:

    September 25: Kirk Boyle, Literature and Language. “Creative Documentation of Creative Destruction: On Margin Call and Other Great Recession Documentaries” 

    Join Kirk Boyle for a reading from the introduction to his edited collection The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

    October 9: William Spellman, Professor of History and Director of COPLAC.

    Join Bill Spellman as he discusses his latest book, A Brief History of Death

    October 23: Joseph Urgo, Provost.  “What’s Knotty in Higher Education.”  

    Join Provost Joseph Urgo in a discussion on issues facing the academy at large. Topics may include student access vs student motivation, intellectual elitism in a democracy, the invasiveness of popular culture, the age-old tendency to make war on the young, and general confusion about various forms of financial aid and the "cost" of a college education. 

    November 6: Ellen Holmes Pearson, Department of History, Jeff McClurken, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington, and Greg Dillingham, Distance Learning Services Manager, TLTR Ramsey Library  (To be held in the Square D Classroom, Ramsey Library 001)

    Join Ellen Holmes Pearson and Jeff McClurken as they discuss the Century America Digital Liberal Arts Project,  a collaborative effort between COPLAC member campuses that were founded before 1914, the year when World War I began in Europe. Taught by Ellen Pearson and Jeff McClurken, with extensive technical support from Greg Dillingham, the Century America Project brought together thirteen students from nine different COPLAC schools across the country in a virtual classroom setting to examine how their campuses and communities fared from 1914-1919. Jeff McClurken will be participating via videoconference.

    A full schedule of Brown Bag Talks is available here:

    Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

    For questions, please contact Gene Hyde, Head of Special Collections, at 251-6645 or

  • Sherrill Center to Host Buncombe County Culture of Health Prize Celebration

    Posted: Monday, September 8 Everyone is invited to come celebrate our community's "Culture of Health" prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced that Buncombe County is a winner of the 2014 Culture of Health Prize! This prestigious recognition is for 6 communities across the US that have demonstrated the ability and commitment to work collaboratively with many partners, such as yourselves,  to improve the health of all community members. 

    On September 26th, the Public Health Advisory Council will hold an event to celebrate and share this recognition with the broader community. This will be held in Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Community leaders, funders, representatives of partner organizations, and the general public are invited.   Join us to learn about the many programs and initiatives that contributed to this recognition, enjoy food and entertainment and network with each other.

    This is a free event and your can register online to attend at:

  • Electric Vehicle Week Brings Films to Campus

    Posted: Thursday, September 4 If you've ever wondered about plug-in electric vehicles, here's your chance to learn more! Asheville will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week, 15-21 September. All events are FREE and open to the public.

    Chris Paine's 2006 documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" will be shown Wed, 17 Sept, with his 2011 sequel, "Revenge of the Electric Car" onThurs, 18 Sept.  Both films will start at 6:30pm in Rhoades/Robinson 125 on the UNC Asheville campus; doors open at 6:00pm.  Post-film discussions will be hosted both nights by the UNC Asheville Mechatronics Engineering Program.

    The week's main event will be a plug-in vehicle ride and drive on Sun, 21 Sept from 1:00-4:00pm at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St.

    For further information, please visit the event website or call Dave Erb at 828.258.7659

  • International Photo Contest

    Posted: Thursday, August 21 Have stories about your international adventures? Have pictures to go along with them? Submit photos (limit one per category) for this year's International Photo Contest.

    Submit photos (limit one per category) for this year's International Photo Contest

    For submission information: or attached application.

    Deadline: October 1

    Winning photos will be on display in Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library in April 2015 and a reception will be held for participants to relay stories about their travels and photos.  Photos will be placed on permanent display on campus after the exhibition. 

  • Robert Tynes Solo Exhibition in Raleigh

    Posted: Tuesday, May 13 Robert Tynes, professor of art at UNC Asheville, has a solo exhibition of his illusionistic paintings currently on display at the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Lee Hansley, of Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, represents Robert Tynes and curated the exhibition of 17 paintings. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue through September 28, 2014.

    Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

    (and when performances occur)
    Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
    2 East South Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    May 1 – September 28, 2014

    The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is a downtown arts complex, which houses one of the largest suites of live-performance venues in the Southeast. The downtown Raleigh entertainment center is the main scene for theater, dance, and classical and popular music in Raleigh. Some of the various components of the center include Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Kennedy Theater, and the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery.

    Artist’s Statement: “In recent years, I have been working on a series of 'cutout' panel paintings in which the illusion of the object is intensified. This is achieved by allowing the trompe l'oeil painting of objects to extend beyond the perimeter of the painting's perceived boundary. Using large, single sheets of birch plywood as the support, the panels are carefully cut and shaped to create this added effect. Such construction allows the illusion of the objects to move beyond merely projecting toward the viewer, to extending outside the periphery of the paintings, including casting shadows on the wall. When properly lighted, the actual shadows falling on the wall match up with the painted shadows to enhance the illusion.

    My paintings combine abstract brush marks with trompe l'oeil illusionism. The juxtaposition of these opposite ways of working results in a dialectic approach to painting. The visual tension that exists in the work reflects the dualities and paradoxical nature of the world as I see it. The paintings can be seen as simultaneously abstract and hyperrealistic, active yet calm, or both contemplative and humorous.

    Reconciling different technical approaches to painting allows each method to contribute to the overall mood and feeling of a work. Through the use of illusion, the paintings convey both a sense of mystery and humor, and reflect my longtime interests in Surrealism, as well as the psychology of perception."

    For more information, visit the Department of Art website.