Features

  • The Future Work for the Liberal Arts Post date: Tuesday, February 9

    UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant joined the Institute for Emerging Issues National Advisory Board Chair Jack Cecil and North Carolina Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla on the stage at the Raleigh Convention Center on Feb. 8, 2016 to discuss the state’s strategy to ensure future prosperity. The panel was part of the annual Emerging Issues Forum, this year focused on Future Work.


    UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant (center) with Jack Cecil (left) and John Skvarla (right) at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh
  • Alumna Alyssa Newlon Works to Educate, Create Community in India Post date: Monday, February 8

    The city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India, is a giant, hot metropolis with bustling streets, busy sidewalks filled with people speaking Urdu and Hindi, and ornate, towering monuments—in other words, about as different from Asheville as you can get.


    Alumna Alyssa Newlon with students at the Milaan Foundation in India.
  • A Real Assignment as a UNC Asheville Resident Assistant Post date: Monday, February 8

    Hannah Wiepke, sophomore at the time, earned hands-on experience in problem solving after waking to discover three new visitors in South Ridge Residence Hall. The building had become a temporary home to a few garter snakes from the nearby Botanical Gardens.

    She called the Ridges’ community director and helped him hunt down the snakes and return them to their outdoor home.


    A "Founders Family" hallway billboard
  • Black History Month at UNC Asheville 2016 Post date: Thursday, February 4

    Join UNC Asheville’s celebration of Black History Month, with special programming that unites both provocative and community building events, including panel discussions, musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions and more.

    For the full schedule, read the news release. 


    Black History Month 2016
  • Senior Day to Honor Bulldogs’ First 4-Year Swimmers Post date: Friday, January 29

    Saturday, Jan. 30, will be a special day for Galen Broido and Alessandra Troncoso, the first students to complete four years as members of the renewed Bulldog women’s swim team. The senior day swim meet takes place at 4 p.m. at the Justice Center Pool.


    Galen Broido and Alessandra Troncoso
  • Live, Learn, Lead: Students in LEAD Living Learning Community Make Service a Way of Life Post date: Wednesday, January 27

    For junior Anja Mayr, service learning has been a way of life since high school. So it only made sense to her to continue her community engagement in college. As a resident assistant in the West Ridge residence hall, Mayr found herself with a unique opportunity to share her passion for community service with others through the creation of a new Living Learning Community (LLC).


    Students in the LEAD Living Learning Community share a meal together.
  • “Drawing Discourse” Exhibits Artists from Around the Globe, including Alumna Lori Brook Johnson Post date: Tuesday, January 26

    UNC Asheville is hosting Drawing Discourse, the university’s seventh annual international exhibition of contemporary drawing. The juror of the exhibition, Edgar Jerins, selected 43 drawings from over 900 works, submitted by 307 artists from seven different countries. It’s drawn attention from around the world, thanks to the work of faculty in making in a reality.  


    A student admires work in the Drawing Discourse exhibition.
  • Alum George Etheredge lands front-page photo on NY Times; Citizen-Times reports Post date: Tuesday, January 26

    From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

    Asheville readers of the New York Times might have done a double take Saturday morning. A snowy Asheville street scene was pictured on the front cover of the national newspaper, photographed by local resident and recent UNC Asheville graduate George Etheredge.


    UNC Asheville alumnus George Etheredge