Oct. 27 Talk by Calvert Investments VP: "Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Investments"Posted: Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research & Policy at Calvert Investments, will give a free talk at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mission Health Systems Mountain View Conference Room. This talk is open to the public, but seating is limited; RSVP online.
This talk is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville's Office of Sustainability, the Student Accountancy Association, and Krull & Company. if you'd like to attend, RSVP at sustainableinvesting.splashthat.com.
Meeting Mission: Careers in Healthcare PanelPosted: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Highsmith 221.
Meet UNC Asheville Alumni Panelists:
Kristen Love Hanna – Analyst-Compliance in Audit Services
Wesley Digh – Process Documentation Specialist in Revenue Cycle
Katie Dennehy – Strategic Business Partner in Human Resources
Ferris Roberts – Marketing Coordinator in Marketing
Corrianne Billings – Infection Prevention Specialist
Contact the Career Center (251-6515 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
Talk by Volker Frank at Exhibition Opening Nov. 1Posted: Volker Frank, professor of sociology and anthropology, will provide a lecture to accompany the opening of an exhibit of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada, known as the father of Mexican printmaking.
The exhibition, Posada: Marigolds & Skulls, is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opening is on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 6pm to 9pm at the Pump Gallery at 109 Roberts Street on the main floor of the Phil Mechanics Building in Asheville's River Arts District.
For more information, see the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center news release on the Mountain Xpress website.
Residence Halls Close During Thanksgiving BreakPosted: UNC Asheville's residence halls will officially close during Thanksgiving break.
The residence halls will close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and re-open at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. University staff and resources will be limited and on-campus food and mail services will be unavailable. All students should make arrangements for other accommodations during this period when residence halls are closed.
Students must complete a request to stay over form and be approved in order to remain in the residence halls. The form is located at http://housing.unca.edu/home/forms/stay-overearly-arrival-agreement-form
For more information, contact Tara Hopkins at email@example.com
Make Your Gift to the Unified Campaign by Oct. 31Posted: As an employee of UNC Asheville, you create the vibrant campus experience that gives deserving students a life-changing education. Make your impact go even further by making a gift to support our students during the Unified Campaign.
As a faculty or staff member, you already enrich the campus community through your devotion to our mission and our students. This is the time of year where we ask you to make your impact go further by making a contribution to the university. It's your chance to see your gift in action, each and every day.
The campaign runs for six weeks, ending on October 31. You may give in person at any of our weekly express giving tables, where you can also pick up materials for the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). You can make your gift online, with a check or through payroll deduction—which has no administrative processing fees, meaning 100 percent of your gift goes to your chosen area. Download the payroll deduction form.
Visit https://giving.unca.edu/unified-campaign for more information or to make your gift online.
Bulldogs Hold BooFest for Kids on SundayPosted: UNC Asheville student-athletes and coaches will present Halloween games, activities and treats for children age 11 and younger, from 2-4 on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Kimmel Arena. Children should wear their Halloween costumes and be ready to meet Rocky the Bulldog as well as Bulldog athletes. Admission is free.
Author Beth Revis to Read in Ramsey Library GlasshousePosted: Science fiction novelist Beth Revis will read from her works at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Glasshouse connected to Ramsey Library.
Revis is the author of the bestselling Across the University trilogy (Penguin Books), which has been translated into more than 20 languages. She describes her new novel, The Body Electric (Scipturient Books, 2014) as “Bladerunner meets Total Recall.”
This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Asheville chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE).
Beth Revis is also a former high school English teacher and state SNCAE President.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served!
Does Your Resume Need a Tune-Up?Posted: Wednesday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 22 – 259 HIG
Get free professional resume advice. No appointment necessary between 2-4pm, Monday-Friday. Any student/alumni who has their resume reviewed by the Career Center prior to the Job Fair is entered to win a free suit courtesy of Jos. A. Bank and Dillard's.
Student NC Association of Educators Host Friends of Public Education Rally, Oct. 25Posted: The UNC Asheville chapter of the Student NC Association of Educators (SNCAE) will host a Friends of Public Education Rally from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 on the UNC Asheville quad.
This is an opportunity for the community to hear the voices of future educators, parents, teachers, and other concerned citizens on the issues affecting our public K-12 schools.
SNCAE will be collecting school supplies for our annual Outreach to Teach project and holding a fundraiser to benefit the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children as well as a local project.
SNCAE would also like to extend a special welcome to children. Future educators at UNCA will be supervising fun activities for the kids like a bounce house, face painting, games, and more!
There is an exciting line up of speakers including local legislators, teachers of the year and others.
For more information, email SNCAE@unca.edu.
Call for Papers - UNC Asheville's 2015 Queer Studies ConferencePosted: The abstract deadline is Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 for the 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville, which will take place April 2-4.
Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities
The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students. All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4.
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Drawing Discourse: Call for EntriesPosted: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the Department of Art at UNC Asheville invites artists to submit entries to an international juried exhibition of contemporary drawing.
UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 16, 2015 through March 1, 2015. Esteemed juror, Val Britton, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about her practice on January 16, 2015; the opening reception immediately follows her lecture.
Deadline for submissions is Nov. 16, 2014. For more information, visit https://art.unca.edu/drawing-discourse-call-entries
Faculty Research ForumPosted: Drop in to meet and engage with our new faculty in the Department of Management and Accountancy. Gwen Whitfield, Susan Clark Muntean, Deena Burris, and Jeff Shields will discuss their current research projects on Friday November 21st 2-4pm in HIG 104.
Fall 2014 Brown Bag Talks at Ramsey LibraryPosted: 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: http://libguides.unca.edu/content.php?pid=313142&sid=5162738
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 firstname.lastname@example.org