All Announcements

  • AsheFILL It Up - UNC Asheville's New Reusable Cup Program

    Posted: Monday, August 31 All this week, campus community members can pick up their (free!) AsheFILL it up stickers in front of Brown Hall from 11-1pm. Just bring your cup and you will get a sticker for it.

    poster for reusable cup campaignHow it works:

    • Beginning this term, anyone with a reusable cup gets a $0.15 discount on any beverage purchased at any retail location on campus.
    • If the cup in question has one of our AsheFILL it up stickers on it, the customer will be able to scan the code using the Cupanion Rewards app. The app is available for both Android and iPhone devices. Just search for "Cupanion Rewards".
    • Cupanion Rewards tracks your personal reusable cup usage. None of your personal information will be shared any any point through the app.
    • As a result of the scan, an additional $0.15 per purchase will be donated by Chartwells to Food Connection, a local organization that is redistributing uneaten meals from our Cafeteria to people in need in the community.

    UNC Asheville is the very first college or university in the nation to implement this program! Last year, over the course of 8 months, UNC Asheville trashed about 100,000 disposable cups. Let's all be a part of making UNC Asheville a zero waste campus by using reusable service ware whenever possible. 

    Thank you!

    Questions? Email sustain@unca.edu

    This program is generously supported by the Student Environmental Center, the Office of Sustainability, and UNC Asheville Dining Services.

  • Diversity on Campus: Student Perspectives

    Posted: Friday, August 28 On Thursday, September 3, at noon, the Diversity Intensive Committee and University Programs are hosting an event called “Diversity on Campus: Student Perspectives” in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, open to UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff. Students will share personal experiences that highlight academic or social challenges to their success at UNC Asheville, then we will open up the space for conversation.

    poster for event

  • Campus Joins in "Watch for Me Asheville" Campaign to Promote Safety for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

    Posted: Thursday, August 27 UNC Asheville is joining with many community partners in the "Watch for Me NC" public safety campaign this fall.

    Watch for Me NC is a cooperative pedestrian and bicyclist safety program between the NC Department of Transportation and local partners, and aims to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths through a comprehensive, targeted approach of public education and police enforcement. The Watch for Me NC program involves two key elements: 1) safety and educational messages directed toward drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and 2) enforcement efforts by area police on some of the violations of traffic safety laws.  More information on the program is available at watchformenc.org.

    Selection for this NCDOT program was via a competitive application process, and we had many partners in the application, including the Asheville Police Department, AB Tech and UNC Asheville Police Departments, Neighborhood Services, ART, the Multimodal Commission, and the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, and Neighborhood Traffic Management Program working group;; the Buncombe County District Attorney; Asheville City Schools; MAHEC; Active Routes to School; the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force; WNC Bicycle Dealers’ Association; Blue Ridge Bicycle Club; and Asheville on Bikes. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department has joined in since the application.  Each partner has agreed to find a role in the campaign as it moves forward.

    The UNC Asheville Police Officers will be conducting periodic stationary observations of pedestrian crosswalks to ensure vehicular traffic is yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalks.  Our goal is voluntary compliance and to educate drivers found in violation of the traffic safety laws.  Officers will have written information to share with drivers as they have informative conversations about traffic safety laws.

    Please take a moment to view the informational video on the Watch for Me initiative and remember to always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and share the road with bicyclists. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmWwzXYjlvk&authuser=0

  • Chris Rosser and Matthew Richmond in Free Midday Concert on Sept. 4

    Posted: Thursday, August 27 Multi-instumentalist and composer Chris Rosser will perform with percussionist Matthew Richmond of UNC Asheville's music faculty in a free concert at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 in Lipinsky Auditorium.

    Rosser will play a variety of music and demonstrate some of his world-music instruments; he typically plays oud and dotar.

    This free concert is open to the public.

  • Commemoration of K10 - 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Posted: Wednesday, August 26 A film and discussion about the social and environmental issues raised by Katrina will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the Highsmith Union Mountain Suites.

    Commemoration of K10 - 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    NOLA Lower 9th:  Rightfully Returned Short Film followed by conversation

    Tuesday, September 1, 12:00 Noon

    UNC Asheville, Highsmith Student Union, Mountain Suite 222

    On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and New Orleans cresting the waters of the Mississippi to break the levees killing 1,800 people and displacing 1,000's of others. As the 10th anniversary of the Katrina disaster nears, the campus community will gather to bring Katrina back into the conversation.  In solidarity with the people of New Orleans, a viewing of the film NOLA Lower 9th: Rightfully Returned, will be shown followed by a discussion in Mountain Suites 222 on Tuesday, September 1 at Noon. This event is an opportunity to engage the community in a dialog about the societal and environmental factors that led to this tragedy and the needs of front line communities in the climate battle. The discussion will be led by Allison Williams of the US Forest Service and Emma Greenbaum of the Sierra Club.

    This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education and Student Environmental Center with the Sierra Club as a community partner.

  • Calling All Singers!

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25 Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the choral group that will sing at the Chancellor Installation Ceremony on September 19.

    First rehearsal this Wed. Aug. 26, 5:30-6:30pm! Meet in Lipinsky Auditorium. If you can't make it this week, there are several other rehearsals. Please come and sing!

    These 4 pieces will be rehearsed:

    Installation music (with choir, keyboard, brass and percussion)

    1. America the Beautiful

    2. Fanfare for a Festival - Ron Nelson

    3. The Ground - Ola Gjeilo

    4. A Jubilant Song - John Leavitt

    Rehearsal schedule:

    Lipinsky Auditorium
    Aug. 26, Wed., 5:30-6:30pm
    Sept. 12, Sat., 10am-12pm

    Sherrill Center Mountain View Room
    Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30pm

    Kimmel Arena
    Sept. 18, Fri., 6:30-8:30pm - w/sound, brass, percussion
    Sept. 19, Sat., (call for musicians-9:00am) - 10am - Installation Ceremony
    (we'll discuss wardrobe later - probably not tux and tails...bulldog blue perhaps;)

    Questions, comments, or to let us know you'll be singing - please email Pam Miller at this address:
    comesingunca@gmail.com

    ​Hope to see all of you there. And if you don't think you read music well (or any) or don't have experience (or confidence) singing - no worries! you can learn this music by ear and I promise I'll help you make a beautiful tone (it's what I do..). And singing in a choir is a unique and inspirational experience - and loads of fun (and good for your soul...;).

  • Alumna Tatiana Potts' "Topophilia" exhibit open through Sept. 5

    Posted: Tuesday, August 18 Tatiana Potts, MFA Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, returns to her alma mater (Class of 2012, BFA with concentration in printmaking) to exhibit a series of prints that incorporates lithographic, silkscreen, and engraving techniques.

    When: August 13 - September 5, 2015
    Where: 2nd Floor Gallery, Owen Hall
    Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 6-8:00 p.m.
    Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
    Artist Lecture: Wednesday, September 2, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Both events are free and open to the public.

    Potts combines two or more images of architecture and decorative architectural details, which when viewed from different angles create an illusion of imaginary three-dimensional spaces including some that are populated with figures. Through the inclusion of the architectural details as well as figures, she can revisit in her mind the places that she has experienced and, thus, has developed a sense of place that is personal.

    For more information, visit the Department of Art website

  • Moscow Exhibit by Igor Roussanoff of UNC Asheville Drama Department Gets Extension, Royal Visitor

    Posted: Monday, July 20 The exhibition on theater costume history at Moscow's Bakhrusin State Central Theatre Museum, curated by UNC Ashville Drama Lecturer Igor Roussanoff, has been extended to mid-September, and received positive notice from noted theatrical art collector, Russian Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky.

    To learn more, visit the Department of Drama Facebook page and look for the July 17 entry.