All Announcements

  • Asheville's Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Exhibit

    Posted: Wednesday, January 28 UNC Asheville Professor of Philosophy Brian E. Butler and alumna Racheal Inch curated a special exhibition of work by Susan Weil for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center's ReOPENING.

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents the new exhibition poemumbles: 30 years of Susan Weil's poem/images from January 30 – May 23, 2015 with a free opening reception on Friday, January 30 from 5:30 - 8:00pm. There will be a gallery talk by Susan Weil's studio assistant and exhibition co-curator Rachael Inch at 7:00pm during the opening reception. The exhibition opening coincides with the Grand {Re}Opening of our renovated and redesigned museum at 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

  • All Tickets for Henry Louis Gates Jr. Have Been Distributed

    Posted: Tuesday, January 27 There was an overwhelming and immediate response to the announcement of ticket availability and all tickets for admission to Lipinsky Auditorium to see the talk by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. were distributed on Jan. 27.

    This event will be streamed live into the Humanities Lecture Hall where some overflow seating will be available for those without tickets to see Gates speak in Lipinsky Auditorium.

    For more event details, please visit the Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs website.

    To learn more about Henry Louis Gates, please see the news release.

  • Professor of Political Science Ken Betsalel publishes editorial in Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education

    Posted: Monday, January 26 Ken Betsalel, professor of political science, recently published an editorial, "Hannah Arendt on Burton Street: Re-Storying Community with a Political Theorist," in the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education.

    Read the editorial here:

  • 2015 Art Front Members Exhibition

    Posted: Friday, January 16 Art Front, UNC Asheville's designated visual arts organization, is hosting its annual Members' Exhibition Closing Reception on Friday, January 30, from 6–8:00 p.m., in the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery.

    Twenty-one pieces in various mediums by Shanna Blake, Amanda Cloyd, Kristen Easters, Annelise Ferry, Tierney Fritz, Payton James, Kelly Olshan, Jen O’Connell, Chris Phillips, Lyndsey

     Roberts, Isabel Rolles, Amryn Soldier, Alexandra Slydel, Louise Thompson, and Katie Wersel were selected for the exhibition.

    Art Front provides professional development opportunities for its members through bi-annual exhibitions, guest lecturers, and artist events. Art Front strives to connect artists and artsenthusiasts outside the classroom, providing a platform for students to connect with the art community on campus as well as the greater Asheville area.  The organization's funding is provided by SAIL (Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership). In addition to the Annual Members' Exhibition, every Spring Semester Art Front organizes the Annual Juried Exhibition in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History’s scholarships and awards presentations. Entry in the juried exhibition (scheduled April 10–22, 2015) is open to any registered student.

    The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.  The Gallery is located on the first floor (113) of Highsmith University Union; gallery hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00–6:00 p.m. For additional information, contact 828-251-6559.

  • Study Abroad Scholarship Updates

    Posted: Monday, November 24 We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Janet Spreckels Study Abroad Award.

    Through the generosity of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, an award has been established in memory of Janet Spreckels, a German exchange student to UNC Asheville from University of Heidelberg in 1996. Her time here at UNC Asheville was formative and life-changing and left her with many memories of our strong faculty and generous campus culture. 

    After graduating from the University of Heidelberg she went on to earn a doctorate and hold positions of junior professor at the College of Education in Freiburg and full professor at the College of Education in Heidelberg.

    This award will provide annual stipends to UNC Asheville students who will study abroad in Germany or German-speaking countries and a stipend for a student from a German-speaking country who will be studying at UNC Asheville.  Applicants from any field of study may apply.

    Other scholarships available through the Study Abroad Office include our International Experience Grant which awards need-based grants to students who are receiving academic credit through any of our UNC Asheville faculty-led programs or semester/year exchange opportunities.

    This year we also have scholarship money for study in specific countries for short-term or long-term study.  These countries include Belgium, France, Spain, Japan, China and South Korea.  These awards are merit-based, and require a minimum 3.0 gpa.

    We also offer the Jean Bennett Award, a $500 scholarship awarded yearly to a student, preferably one who has never been outside of the U.S. previous to their upcoming study abroad program.  Jean Bennett was a local teacher in the Asheville City Schools who was an inveterate traveler and loved to share this passion with her students; one of which was Dr. Dan Pierce in the UNC Asheville History Department.

    Our summer faculty-led programs which have a service-learning element also have received funds from the International Education Initiative which help reduce the program cost to the students.

    All of these scholarships can be used for UNC Asheville exchange opportunities as well as UNC Asheville faculty-led programs.  Application deadline for Summer and Fall are February 16, 2015.  Information and application can be found at