UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Open House is Oct. 12Posted: Explore careers in pharmacy and learn how to make yourself a competitive candidate for pharmacy school at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Open House, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, in Karpen Hall, room 106 on the UNC Asheville campus.
The open house is free. For more information and online registration, visit https://pharmacy.unc.edu/academics/admissions/events-for-prospective-students/
Thursday Brown Bag Talk: "The Technological Tsunami: Revisiting the Push/Pull Debate"Posted: The next Library Brown Bag Talk will take place from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in Ramsey Library Special Collections.
Gwendolyn Whitfield, Management and Accountancy: The Technological Tsunami: Revisiting the Push/Pull Debate
There has been a long debate over whether technological innovation is a push or pull phenomena. This debate looms large in the age of social media, mobility, analytics and the cloud. It is estimated that global mobile data traffic will increase 18 fold between 2011 and 2016, running across 10 billion mobile devices. What impact will this have on society? Will we ride this wave of technology or be overcome by it? How much agency do individuals have with technological advancement? What are the security and privacy issues? This talk will explore these questions.
Free and open to everyone. Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
South Asheville Cemetery Workday this Saturday, October 10Posted: The South Asheville Cemetery, located in Asheville's Kenilworth neighborhood, served as a burial ground for African Americans from the mid-19th century until the 1930s. For almost 20 years, UNC Asheville and Warren Wilson students, staff and faculty have worked to maintain the cemetery.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the South Asheville Cemetery will hold a workday 9 a.m.-noon to clean up deadfall and to plant grass seed.
From Ellen Holmes Pearson, UNC Asheville professor of history:
A chili lunch will follow in the St. John A Baptist Fellowship Hall. Yes folks, this is my famous chili. Not to be missed! And all you have to do is provide a little service for a few hours! Of course, we will also provide a tour and some history about the cemetery.
Some of you have been to our workdays in the past -- if you haven't been out there in a while, you will be amazed at the progress that we have made over the past couple of years -- but there is always more work to be done! So, come on out and bring your friends! The SAC is one of Asheville's most noted sacred and historic spaces, and we could use your help on the 10th! For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Holmes Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-251-6651.
Lowering of North Carolina and United States Flags in Memorial of the Victims of the Roseburg, Oregon ShootingPosted: Governor Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina and United States flags to be lowered immediately to half-staff on all state facilities until sunset on Tuesday, October 6. This flag lowering is in memorial of the victims of the violence which occurred on October 1, 2015 at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
“An unspeakable act of evil prematurely ended the lives of nine of our fellow countrymen and women in Oregon,” Governor Pat McCrory said. “My heart breaks for the victims’ families and friends and for this senseless loss of life. I urge all North Carolinians to join Ann and me in keeping the victims, the survivors and their families in our thoughts and prayers and may this tragedy remind us of the precious nature of every human life.”
Safe Travels During Fall Break and Weekend Weather, Oct. 3-6Posted: The National Weather Service is predicting historic and possibly life-threatening flooding and has issued a flash flood watch for most Western North Carolina counties from 8 a.m. Friday through Monday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting historic and possibly life-threatening flooding and has issued a flash flood watch for most Western North Carolina counties from 8 a.m. Friday through Monday morning.
The UNC Asheville campus community is urged to use caution when traveling. Heavy rain can hinder driving conditions, and fast moving water and swollen creeks can hide trees and other dangers. Please stay safe during your outdoor activities this weekend and your travels for fall break.
The phrase to remember, according to the National Weather Service, is Turn Around Don’t Drown®. For more information and resources about floods, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/.
Additional resources are available from the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management at www.ncem.org.
UNC Asheville is committed to ensuring the campus community receives timely, accurate, and useful information in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus or in the local area that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of campus community members. Notices will be sent through the multichannel Bulldog Alert system. Visit http://bulldogalert.unca.edu/ to check for updates and to update your contact information. Bulldog Alert is an emergency notification service available to students, parents, faculty, staff, and on-campus university affiliates.
Susan Bean of Leadership Asheville and Three Alumni Make the "40 Under 40"Posted: Susan Bean, program manager of UNC Asheville's Leadership Asheville program, and three alumni were named to the "40 Under 40" by the "Biltmore Beacon."
The alumni represented on the list were:
- Matt Waissen '13, CEO, Heathfield CLS, LED
- Christopher McFatter '05, vice president/commercial relationship manager, HomeTrust Bank
- Derek Edwards '99, assistant principal, Claxton Elementary School
For more information, see the Biltmore Beacon. Profiles of Bean and Waissen are on pages 2B and 12B respectively.
BooFest 2015Posted: The UNC Asheville Athletics Department and Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host its annual Boofest for children from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Kimmel Arena.
Each of our athletic teams will have a booth set up with holiday games and activities, along with yummy candy.
For more information contact Dawn Turner at email@example.com or 828.250.2369
Award-Winning Student Entrepreneurs Launch “PRO(TECH)T” Business To Combat Sexual AssaultPosted: UNC Asheville students Madison Eddings and Ben Eisdorfer have moved forward with their business plans to launch PRO(TECH)T.
Eddings and Eisdorfer won the grand prize UNC system’s 2015 Social Entrepreneur Conference, where they presented their plans. The duo is now turning those plans into action - they have formed an LLC and are in process of raising capital through a gofundme page to develop and launch the wearable alert device.
More information is available on the PRO(TECH)T website.
International Studies Program Hosts Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese Tea HourPosted: This event takes place from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 in Owen Hall 302C.
"Mighty Hand" Exhibition Opening is Now Sept. 24Posted: The opening of the exhibition of paintings by Daniel Nevins has been changed from Sept. 21 to Sept. 24.
For complete information about the exhibition and related events, see the news release.
Campus Joins in "Watch for Me Asheville" Campaign to Promote Safety for Pedestrians and BicyclistsPosted: 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.