Features

  • From MAHEC: The Pursuit of Passion Post date: Monday, October 2

    This story was originally published in MAHEC's "Our Stories." 

    Why leave a 15+-year career in engineering to start all over on an entirely new path?

    To pursue a passion.


    Dr. Melissa Hicks (left) Marcia Thacher
  • Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Tea Celebration Comes to UNC Asheville Oct. 3 Post date: Monday, October 2

    by Karrigan Monk '18

    A fantastical Chinese legend of an earth with 10 suns, a brave archer and a moon goddess is celebrated every year with mooncakes and tea. The Asian Studies Program has partnered with Interdisciplinary/International Studies to celebrate the traditional Chinese Moon Festival at UNC Asheville.


    Mooncakes
  • UNC Asheville Holds 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Post date: Wednesday, September 27

    The UNC Asheville athletics department officially inducted its newest additions to the prestigious UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of the Fame on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

    The 2017 class is comprised of track and field legend Micki Logue (2000-04), men's soccer great Mark Magee (1985-88) and longtime supporters Ben and Shirley Snyder (1977-2017).


    UNC Asheville 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Homecoming Faculty: UNC Asheville Alums Bring Lessons Learned Back to the Classroom Post date: Monday, September 25

    The faculty in front of the room during UNC Asheville’s Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017 included a few familiar faces, particularly from the Class of 1999 as Cerise Glenn and Aldo Garcia Guevara co-facilitated a workshop on Friday, Sept. 22. Glenn is an associate professor in communications studies at UNCG, and Guevara is an associate professor of history at Worcester State University.


    Homecoming faculty workshop
  • ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 9, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Post date: Monday, September 25

    This ninth annual conference, presented by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in partnership with UNC Asheville, will include performances at the Diana Wortham Theatre by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus of Black Mountain Songs. 


    Youth Chorus
  • Center for Diversity Education Helps Educators "Face History" in Classrooms Post date: Monday, September 25

    Just a few days after racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, VA turned violent, educators from UNC Asheville, Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools gathered on campus for a "Facing History and Ourselves" workshop, offered through the university's Center for Diversity Education.


    Facing History
  • From the Blue Banner: "Indigenous Experience Examined Through Film" Post date: Friday, September 22

    by Emma Shock, Blue Banner Arts and Features staff writer

    photo by Holly Goswick

    The lights in the Humanities Lecture Hall dim as the rich hues and bold patterns of the Guatemalan landscape and culture entrance the audience, delving into the experience of not only the indigenous people, but of all people.


    Juan Sánchez Martinez (left), Trey Adcock (center) and Agya Boakye-Boaten (right) attend the first screening of the Indigenous Film Festival
  • Alumna Madeline Delp, Ms. Wheelchair USA, Works to Help Others “Live Boundless” Post date: Monday, September 18

    In May of 2017, UNC Asheville graduating senior Madeline Delp walked across the stage to receive her diploma from Chancellor Grant, and received thundering applause and a standing ovation. The years of hard work that earned her degree summa cum laude in German and Spanish with distinctions in both majors was impressive enough.


    Madeline Delp, adaptive surfing