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  • UNC Asheville Library Receives Grant for Digital Media Design Lab

    Thursday, September 4, 2014
    UNC Asheville’s D. Hiden Ramsey Library has been awarded a $25,000 grant to be used for its new digital media design lab, supporting student and faculty work in the digital humanities and the liberal arts. This competitive grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was... Full Article>
  • WNC College Fair Set for Sept. 11

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    High school students from all over Western North Carolina will get a chance to meet with representatives of more than 90 colleges when UNC Asheville hosts the 2014 WNC College Fair, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Kimmel Arena in the university’s Sherrill Center. The fair is sponsored by... Full Article>
  • Photo Exhibition Honoring Photographer Chuck Marting Opens at UNC Asheville

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    Arboretum 2 by John Newton
    Honoring Chuck Marting, Photographer, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by the Asheville Traditional Photographers Group, is on display through September 29 in Ramsey Library Blowers Gallery. A reception with the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the gallery. The... Full Article>
  • Cognitively-Based Compassion Training Workshop to be Held at UNC Asheville September 27

    Monday, September 1, 2014
    Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi
    Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, the founder and spiritual director of the Atlanta-based Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., and biological anthropologist Jennifer Mascaro will lead The Heart and Science of Compassion: An Introduction to Cognitively-Based Compassion Training from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday... Full Article>
  • A Tribe Called Red Performs Electric Pow Wow at UNC Asheville September 24

    Monday, September 1, 2014
    A Tribe Called Red
    A Tribe Called Red, a native Canadian music group that blends cutting-edge electronic music with traditional pow wow vocals and drumming, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The three-DJ crew produces a unique sound described as “pow wow-step,” that... Full Article>
  • Exhibition of Works by Penland School of Crafts Resident Artists Opens at UNC Asheville September 25

    Monday, September 1, 2014
    Squishy Sticks by Annie Evelyn
    Members of Penland School of Crafts’ resident artist program will exhibit their works from September 25-November 4 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will include works in textiles, glass, metal, paper, print, photography, drawing, wood... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Presents Cherokee Stickball Demonstration

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    UNC Asheville will also host a Cherokee stickball demonstration by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 on the UNC Asheville Intramural Fields. The event is free and open to the public. Stickball, which is similar to lacrosse, is known as “the little brother of war,”... Full Article>
  • “Ukraine: The Anatomy of a Crisis” Kicks Off World Affairs Council Fall Lecture Series

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    “Ukraine: The Anatomy of a Crisis,” with scholar of Russian studies Gordon Smith, will kick off the World Affairs Council’s fall lecture series, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Smith is the director of the Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South... Full Article>
  • Doug Orr to Serve as Interim Chancellor of UNC Asheville, Starting Sept. 1

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    Doug Orr, president emeritus of Warren Wilson College, will serve as interim chancellor of UNC Asheville beginning Sept. 1. The appointment was announced by UNC President Tom Ross at the Aug. 1 election of UNC Asheville’s seventh chancellor, Mary K. Grant, who will assume her new duties Jan. 5, 2015. “It is a particular honor for me to serve as UNC Asheville interim chancellor, following the superb tenure of Anne Ponder... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Dedicates Tennent Park Outdoor Classroom, Aug. 28

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    photo of new outdoor classroom at dedication
    UNC Asheville dedicated an outdoor classroom in Tennent Park on Aug. 28, 2014. The new feature is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Asheville as part of its centennial celebration. The club has been caring for the green space between Zeis Hall and Ramsey Library for decades, organizing annual workdays and adding features such as a covered porch and, most recently, the two rows of seating that form the outdoor classroom. “This particular space is in just the style of education... Full Article>

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