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  • Bulldogs Hold BooFest for Kids on Sunday

    Posted: Monday, October 20 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 Glasshouse

    Posted: Friday, October 17 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 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.

  • Key Center and Psychology Club Offer Guest Speakers on Stigma of Mental Illness

    Posted: Monday, October 13 Join the Key Center and the Psychology Club for a guest speaker presentation followed by local coffee and open discussion regarding the stigma associated with mental illness and its impact on individuals' treatment and quality of life.

    This free event is open to all UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff.

    The speakers will be Kristen Martin, executive director of Thrive, based in Hendersonville, and Caroline Mann, assistant professor of psychology at Brevard College. Local coffee will accompany the talks.

    This event takes places at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.

  • Student NC Association of Educators Host Friends of Public Education Rally, Oct. 25

    Posted: Thursday, October 9 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

  • Visiting Artist Lecture: Kenn Kotara on October 21

    Posted: Wednesday, October 8 Modern/Abstract/Mixed Media Artist and Gallery Director

    Artist Lecture: KENN KOTARAWork by Kenn Kotara
    Owen Hall 237
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Free and open to the public.

    Asheville artist Kenn Kotara describes his “work on canvas, paper, mylar, Braille, Polaroids, screens, sculpture, and site-specific installations as contemporary, abstract, and grid-based.” He continues to explain that much of his work “is rooted in fertile Southern environment of his native Louisiana with its rivers, marshlands and lush vegetation. His early education in architecture also influences the geometrical landscapes the artist is known for today. ”In addition to recent solo exhibitions in Western North Carolina (Asheville, Cullowhee, Mars Hill, Highlands), Kotara has had solo exhibitions in Atlanta, GA; Mobile, AL; Lafayette, LA; and Dallas, TX, as well as appearing group exhibitions in numerous areas in the South East. For additional information on Kotaro’s accomplishments, follow this link his website.

    Kotara earned his BFA and MFA from Louisiana Tech University and currently teaches at Mars Hill University (since 2012). He has also taught at A-B Technical Community College and UNC Asheville. In August, he was appointed Gallery Director for Weisenblatt Art Gallery, Mars Hill University.

  • Call for Papers - UNC Asheville's 2015 Queer Studies Conference

    Posted: Tuesday, October 7 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.

    For more information:

  • Drawing Discourse: Call for Entries

    Posted: Tuesday, September 30 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 Retrograde by Val Brittonconventional 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

  • Faculty Research Forum

    Posted: Monday, September 29 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 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