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  • Memorial Gathering for Paul Travis Schaible

    Posted: Wednesday, April 23 The Environmental Studies Department invites you to gather with us to honor the life of Paul Travis Schaible on Tuesday, April 29 (Reading Day) at 1:00.
    Travis graduated from UNC Asheville in December, and was applying to graduate schools to study environmental restoration.  He was hit by a car in March, as he crossed Broadway on his way home to the Grove apartments.  To honor his passion for aquatic ecosystems, we will gather by the Richard P. Maas memorial bench along the bank of Glenn Creek.  A tree will be planted along the creek bank in his memory. 
     
    The Richard P. Maas memorial bench is located at the bottom of the grassy slope below the outdoor shelter at Mullen Park.  You may access the bench by following a trail down the slope from Mullen Park.  Alternatively, you can walk down the sidewalk towards the main entrance of the university.  Just before you cross the bridge over Glenn Creek at the traffic roundabout, turn right onto the campus trail.  The trail passes between the creek and the small wetland ponds, and leads directly to the memorial bench.
     
    In the case of rain, we will gather in the Pinnacle, on the third floor of Highsmith.
     
    All are welcome to join us to remember Travis.
  • Earth Day Concert by University Symphony and Wind Ensembles

    Posted: Tuesday, April 22 Tonight's concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium. $5 admission includes N.C. state taxes.

    The University Symphony & Wind Ensemble
    Milton Crotts, director

    Tuesday Earth Day
    April 22, 2014 ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ Lipinsky Lobby

    University Symphony

    Spring from the “Four Seasons”........................................................................................ A. Vivaldi
       Allegro – Largo e pianissimo sempre – Danza Pastorale

    Concerto Grosso No. 8, Opus 6.................................................................................... G. F. Handel
       Allemande: Andante – Grave – Andante allegro – Allegro  

    Allegro from Autumn of the “Four Seasons”......................................................................... Vivaldi

    Wind Septet

    Shenandoah...................................................................................... arranged by Ricky Lombardo

    Wind Ensemble

    National Fencibles March ................................................................................................ J. P. Sousa  

    Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon........................................................... Percy Aldridge Grainger  

    In a Gentle Rain from The Wilson Suite......................................................................... R.W. Smith
        Andrew Leake, euphonium solo  

    Ricercar del primo tuono from Ricercari sopra li touni a quattro voci Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina  

    Irish Tune from County Derry................................................... Grainger, edited by R. Mark Rogers  

    The Crusaders March....................................................................................................... J. P. Sousa

     

  • Día del Niño / Day of the Child Festival April 27

    Posted: Friday, April 18 UNC Asheville students are participating in the Día del Niño / Day of the Child Festival, the second largest festival for the Latino community in WNC, which takes place from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, in Jackson Park, Hendersonville.

    Working with Michelle Bettencourt, associate professor of foreign languages, students will staff UNC Asheville's booth, offering arts and crafts activities for children, getting a chance to hone their Spanish skills outside of the classroom, and providing a service to festival-going families.

    Día del Niño is a national festival in Mexico. The Hendersonville festival is also a business expo for organizations and businesses that work with/serve the Latino community in WNC. There will be lots of food, live music and dance from around the Spanish speaking world.

     

     

  • Ameena Batada Receives UNC Asheville Community Connectors Award

    Posted: Tuesday, April 15 Ameena Batada, assistant professor of health and wellness, has been named a recipient of UNC Asheville’s Community Connectors Award, given by the university’s Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships (SCOPP) and the Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning.

    Ameena Batada (center), with Jane Fernandes and Keith Ray. Photo by Perry Hebard.Batada focuses her academic work and community involvement on child health and education. She has engaged herself and her students in joint projects with the nationally focused Center for Science in the Public Interest and locally with area school systems, the Buncombe County Department of Health, and with ABIPA (Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement), among others.

    Je’Wana Grier-McEachin, ABIPA executive director, said “being able to receive support from Dr. Batada and her students to conduct community surveys and synthesizing the data that we have been collecting over the years has been invaluable.  Her expertise and commitment to health equity is aiding us in telling our story, measuring our outcomes and impact.”

    Students who have worked with Batada and representatives of community organizations and churches joined together for a luncheon celebrating the Community Connectors Award on April 10. Among those attending were Grier-McEachin and Kathey Avery, nurse case manager of ABIPA; the Rev. Spence Hardaway of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church; Pastor A.L. Dyson and First Lady Valerie Dyson of Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church; Alma Atkins, director of Buncombe County’s Minority Health Equity Project; senior Laura Lee Petritz; Professor of Sociology (retired) James Pitts; Provost Jane Fernandes; Lise Kloeppel, assistant professor of drama and director of the Key Center; Keith Ray, chair and associate professor of health and wellness; and Annie Burton, director of SCOPP.

    Michelle Bettencourt, associate professor of foreign languages, won the inaugural Community Connectors Award in December. To learn more about the award, and the work done by Batada and Bettencourt, visit the SCOPP website.

    From left, Valerie and Pastor A.L. Dyson, Ameena Batada, Je’Wana Grier-McEachin,  Kathey Avery,  Laura Lee Petritz, and  Alma Atkins. Photo by Perry Hebard.

  • Tommy Hays to Appear on Public TV's "Bookwatch" This Week

    Posted: Friday, April 11 Tommy Hays will discuss his novel, What I Came to Tell You, on UNC-TV's North Carolina Bookwatch, hosted by D.G. Martin. The segment will air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, and Thursday, May 1. For more information on the program, visit the http://www.unctv.org/content/ncbookwatch.

    Hays is director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and is a lecturer in the university’s Master of Liberal Arts Program. What I Came to Tell You is Hays’ fourth novel, but his first for younger readers; his 2006 novel, The Pleasure Was Mine, which dealt tenderly with adjustment to Alzheimer’s disease, was an NPR “Radio Reader” and was chosen for many community reads. For more information about Hays and What I Came to Tell You, visit tommyhays.com.

  • Pool Closed for Repairs

    Posted: Wednesday, April 2 Due to a leak in the main drain, the Student Recreation Center swimming pool is closed.

    Repairs will take at least 3-4 weeks. Please check the Campus Recreation website for updates.

  • Work by Lorraine Walsh is Part of "Impromptu" Exhibit at AAAC Gallery

    Posted: Wednesday, April 2 "Voice Me," a sound visualization/animation by Lorraine Walsh, associate professor of new media, is on display as part of the current exhibit at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery.

    "Voice Me" was culled from a collection of recordings from skateparks across the United States, from Charleston Skatepark, S.C. to Tanzanite Skatepark, Cal. The sounds were recorded by the skaters from the Sk8 the St8s adventure across the US, with special thanks to new media student, designer and production assistant Chantae Shor.

    Walsh's work is part of current exhibition,  Impromptu, how a second can change the outcome, curated by Martha Skinner. It will remain on view through April 25, with gallery hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, at 346 Depot Street in Asheville's River Arts District. For more information on the exhibition, visit the AAAC Gallery website.

  • American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution

    Posted: Wednesday, March 26 Bert Holmes, Philip G. Carlson Distinguished Chair and professor of chemistry, was awarded the American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution at the society's meeting in Dallas on March 18.

    The award states “For his research exploring the mechanism and measuring kinetic parameters of uni- and bimolecular reactions of halocarbons and his efforts promoting undergraduate research.”  Holmes also received an honorarium and the department a $5,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.

    Bert Holmes (left) receives the 2014 American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution from Jack  Pladziewicz, President of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement