Features

  • UNC Asheville Freshman Albert Chow Places Third in Pearson’s National StatCrunch Contest Post date: Wednesday, June 6

    What are the odds that a college freshman competing against hundreds of statistics students of all levels across the country would take home a prize?

    UNC Asheville student Albert Chow, third place winner of Pearson’s National StatCrunch Contest, could tell you. 


    Albert Chow
  • Alumnus Chris Zarzar on Drones, Meteorology, and Always Looking Up Post date: Thursday, May 17

    When he was a child Chris Zarzar ’11 couldn’t stop looking up. He was fascinated with the sky, weather and space. It was this fascination that put him on the path to becoming a meteorologist. Graduating from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, Zarzar went on to Eastern Carolina University to earn his Master of Arts in geography and later his Ph.D.


    Chris Zarzar ’11 and drone class
  • Summer Fun Reading: UNC Asheville’s Student Graphic Novel Contest Winners Post date: Thursday, May 17

    By Nikolai Wise ‘21

    Looking for a little lighthearted reading while you’re on summer break? Check out the winning entries of UNC Asheville’s graphic novel and comic art competition.


    Panels from "Blink" graphic novel
  • Celebrating Our Graduates with Special Ceremonies 2018 Post date: Friday, April 20

    The time to celebrate our newest graduates has arrived. With the Commencement Ceremony just around the corner, students, faculty and staff will gather to honor students graduating this semester.

    Lavender Graduation
    6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26
    Ingles Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center


    Donning of the Stoles
  • UNC Asheville Students Team Up with Blue Horizons for a Brighter, Energy-Efficient Future Post date: Wednesday, April 18

    A fierce wind blew snowflakes past the windows of a small home in the Kenilworth neighborhood in Asheville on March 21, where volunteers with Blue Horizons, a new organization providing a comprehensive hub of energy-efficiency programs, worked to seal windows and doors, keeping that cold winter air at bay.


    Renee Mazurek, adjunct lecturer in environmental studies at UNC Asheville, and students  Elina Morrison and Madison Bruehler
  • Alternative Spring Break Trips at Disney and D.C. Post date: Thursday, April 12

    From the nation’s capital to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” two teams of UNC Asheville students spent their spring breaks learning and serving—and squeezing in some fun. One team headed south for a leadership development program at Disney World, while a second team journeyed to Washington D.C. to engage in service learning experiences focused on hunger and homelessness.


    Alternative Spring Break in Washington DC
  • Winning Pictures from UNC Asheville Study Abroad Photo Contest on Display in Blowers Gallery Post date: Friday, April 6

    By Nikolai Wise '21


    The Pianist of Milford Sound, Tamarya Sims, NZ
  • Biennial Queer Studies Conference April 5-7 Post date: Wednesday, April 4

    UNC Asheville will host the 10th renewal of its biennial Queer Studies Conference, drawing an international group of scholars of gender and sexuality to campus, April 5-7.


    Queer Studies Conference 2018 graphic