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  • Full Schedule is Set for First-Ever UNC Asheville Arts Fest; Steep Canyon Rangers to Perform April 10

    Friday, February 28, 2014
    Steep Canyon Rangers
    The full schedule for UNC Asheville’s first-ever Arts Fest is now set, with evening concerts by two different Grammy Award winners, and a full day of free shows on the Quad by local and campus-based bands and dance ensembles. UNC Asheville Arts Fest takes place April 10-13 across campus with free... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Wins Communications and Marketing Awards

    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    UNC Asheville won three awards for communications and marketing, including a first-place Grand Award, at a conference for advancement professionals. The honors came for the university's social media campaign for commencement, wayfinding and signage improvements around campus and a UNC Asheville... Full Article>
  • Women’s History Month Lecture - UNC Asheville to Host Lecture by Renowned Scholar Judith Zinsser

    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Judith Zinsser
    Judith Zinsser, author of Feminism and History: A Glass Half Full (Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992) and professor emerita at Miami University, will speak about “Gender and Learned Cultures: The Exclusionary Nature of Knowledge Production,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in UNC Asheville’s... Full Article>
  • Novella Author Kelcey Parker To Read at UNC Asheville March 6

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Kelcey Parker
    Kelcey Parker, author of Liliane’s Balcony: A Novella of Fallingwater (Rose Metal Press, 2013), will give a reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Grotto. The event is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments. Liliane’s Balcony, a... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville's Janet Cone Named to NCAA Men's Basketball Committee

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Janet Cone
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA announced today that UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone has been selected to serve on the Men’s Basketball Committee starting Sept. 1, 2014. Cone and Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir will replace current committee chair Ron Wellman, the director of athletics at Wake Forest University, and Big Sky Conference commissioner Doug Fullerton, whose terms expire Aug. 31. Cone has been the director of athletics at UNC Asheville for... Full Article>
  • “Turkey’s Challenges” is Topic of Next World Affairs Council Talk

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Following the recent protests in Istanbul, Ankara and many other Turkish cities, “Turkey’s Challenges” will be the topic of the next “Great Decisions 2014” lecture, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The Great Decisions 2014 series is sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's Department of Political Science. Samer Traboulsi, associate professor of history at UNC Asheville, will deliver this... Full Article>
  • Painter and Muralist John Valadez to Discuss Work at UNC Asheville March 4

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Chevy Twins by John Valadez
    John Valadez, known for photorealistic paintings and massive murals in his native California, will discuss his work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Humanities Lecture Hall on campus. His lecture is free and open to the public. A major figure in the Chicano art movement, Valadez seeks to create art that raises perceptions of marginalized Mexican-American culture, and elevates the everyday to a symbolic level. Valadez’s work has been featured in museum collections around the world, including the Smithsonian American Art... Full Article>
  • An Expansive Women’s History Month at UNC Asheville

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Spanning generations of feminist thought and cultural influences ranging from African-American spirituals to punk rock, Women’s History Month 2014 at UNC Asheville will extend into April.  Women’s History Month events include talks by Robin Morgan, editor of the groundbreaking Sisterhood is... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance Through April 5

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    For the fourth consecutive year, UNC Asheville volunteers will provide free tax assistance as part of the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Community residents with an income of $57,000 or less can have their income tax returns prepared for free. The tax preparation assistance... Full Article>
  • Transgender “Orange Is the New Black” Star Discusses Class, Gender and Race at UNC Asheville

    Monday, February 24, 2014
    Laverne Cox
    Transgender actress Laverne Cox, best known for her role in the Netflix Orange Is the New Black series, will give a talk, Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. She will address how the intersections of race, class and gender... Full Article>

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