All Announcements

  • MLK Day - Faculty/Staff Drivers Needed

    Posted: Monday, December 15 Each year as a part of the MLK Celebration Week the Key Center hosts our MLK Day of Service. We are excited to announce that we have a record-breaking 150 students and staff signed up to participate in this year's Day of Service, on Monday, January 19!

    We are working with 7 different community organizations and need drivers to transport our participants to our service sites. We need 15 additional drivers! Drivers must be either faculty or staff. 

    The day begins with a breakfast and kickoff in Alumni Hall (Highsmith) at 8:00am and all service will end by 3:00pm.  The day will conclude with a dinner beginning at 4:15pm. Drivers are not required to attend the dinner, but we do hope that you can join us for breakfast and kickoff! 

    If you are available to volunteer by driving Enterprise Mini-Vans, please contact Jess-Mara Jordan at We must have all drivers secured no later than Friday, January, 9. 

    Thank you in advance for your participation in this exciting event! 

  • Airport Shuttles Available Dec. 8-10; Return Shuttle Jan. 11

    Posted: Wednesday, December 3 A UNC Asheville Airport Shuttle will be available before and after the winter break to transport students to and from the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).

    Check into Vance Hall for the Asheville Airport Shuttle, which leaves on the hour.

    Shuttles from campus to Asheville Regional Airport:

    • Monday, Dec. 8, 2014: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., & 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., & 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., & 11 a.m.

    * The UNC Asheville Shuttle is not responsible for any missed flights. Please plan accordingly as delays, traffic, and other events can delay shuttle transport. You may be responsible for your own transport back from the airport to campus if your return time does not coincide with the return shuttle schedule.

    For the return shuttle on Jan. 11, 2015, you must call Campus Police 828.251.6710 upon arrival to dispatch the shuttle from the waiting area. The shuttle for students returning to campus after the break will leave Asheville Regional Airport on the hour in the afternoon.

    • Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., & 5 p.m.

    In addition, you can travel between the Asheville Regional Airport and campus via ART (Asheville Transit) Monday through Saturday. Please see ART scheduling for details.

    For more information, visit, email or contact campus police at 251-6710.

  • Study Abroad Scholarship Updates

    Posted: Monday, November 24 We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Janet Spreckels Study Abroad Award.

    Through the generosity of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, an award has been established in memory of Janet Spreckels, a German exchange student to UNC Asheville from University of Heidelberg in 1996. Her time here at UNC Asheville was formative and life-changing and left her with many memories of our strong faculty and generous campus culture. 

    After graduating from the University of Heidelberg she went on to earn a doctorate and hold positions of junior professor at the College of Education in Freiburg and full professor at the College of Education in Heidelberg.

    This award will provide annual stipends to UNC Asheville students who will study abroad in Germany or German-speaking countries and a stipend for a student from a German-speaking country who will be studying at UNC Asheville.  Applicants from any field of study may apply.

    Other scholarships available through the Study Abroad Office include our International Experience Grant which awards need-based grants to students who are receiving academic credit through any of our UNC Asheville faculty-led programs or semester/year exchange opportunities.

    This year we also have scholarship money for study in specific countries for short-term or long-term study.  These countries include Belgium, France, Spain, Japan, China and South Korea.  These awards are merit-based, and require a minimum 3.0 gpa.

    We also offer the Jean Bennett Award, a $500 scholarship awarded yearly to a student, preferably one who has never been outside of the U.S. previous to their upcoming study abroad program.  Jean Bennett was a local teacher in the Asheville City Schools who was an inveterate traveler and loved to share this passion with her students; one of which was Dr. Dan Pierce in the UNC Asheville History Department.

    Our summer faculty-led programs which have a service-learning element also have received funds from the International Education Initiative which help reduce the program cost to the students.

    All of these scholarships can be used for UNC Asheville exchange opportunities as well as UNC Asheville faculty-led programs.  Application deadline for Summer and Fall are February 16, 2015.  Information and application can be found at