• Award-Winning Author Tommy Hays Leads Creative Prose Workshop February 22

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    Tommy Hayes
    Tommy Hays, author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013) and director of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), will lead a creative prose workshop, “If You’re Afraid to Write About it, Write About It,” from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. This non-credit workshop from the GSWP... Full Article>
  • Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Arooj Aftab Performs at UNC Asheville February 27

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    Arooj Aftab
    Aroof Aftab, whose innovative music draws from classical Pakistani, Sufi and pre-partition South Asian music, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Aftab skillfully re-imagines indigenous soul music, blending with jazz and contemporary world music.... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Offers SAT Prep Courses Beginning February 17

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    Registration is now open for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by the Asheville Graduate Center. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus. The SAT prep class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks, February 17-March 5. The SAT, widely accepted at undergraduate colleges and universities nationwide, employs multiple-choice questions designed to gauge verbal and mathematical abilities, and also... Full Article>
  • “Economic Statecraft and Trade” is Topic of Next World Affairs Council Talk

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    “Economic Statecraft and Trade,” a talk by Debra Sabia, will be the first event in the “Great Decisions 2014” series, sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council. Sabia’s talk, co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's... Full Article>
  • Writers at Home Spring Series Continues with Readings from Young Adult Fiction Writers

    Thursday, January 23, 2014
    The Writers at Home spring series continues with readings by young adult fiction authors Alan Gratz and Monika Schröder. Both authors’ respective novels are historical fiction based on memoirs of World War II. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at... Full Article>
  • RESCHEDULED - Advance Care Planning Workshop Now Feb. 20 at OLLI at UNC Asheville

    Thursday, January 23, 2014
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED and will now take place on Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will hold an advance care planning workshop from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Reuter Center, home of OLLI at UNC Asheville. This workshop is free and open to the public.  The workshop will feature a panel experienced in addressing end-of-life... Full Article>
  • UNC Asheville Super Saturday Program for Grades 3-8 Starts March 8

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Registration is now open for UNC Asheville’s acclaimed Super Saturday program for creative, highly motivated and/or academically gifted 3rd-8th graders, which begins on March 8. The 17 courses cover topics including stage acting, wildlife exploration, logic, movie making, martial arts, and... Full Article>
  • Chancellor Anne Ponder Announces Retirement from UNC Asheville

    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder
    UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder announced today, Jan. 16, 2014, that she plans to retire from university service on July 31, 2014. By that time, she will have served in this role for nine years, longer than any UNC Asheville chancellor since the university’s first chancellor, William Highsmith... Full Article>
  • “Getting Global Responsibility on the ‘Rights’ Track” Lecture to be Held at UNC Asheville Jan. 27

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Brooke Ackerly, author of Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference (Cambridge 2008), will discuss “Getting Global Responsibility on the ‘Rights’ Track” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This lecture is free and open to the public. Ackerly, associate... Full Article>
  • Ninth Annual UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival Opens January 27

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    UNC Asheville’s Amnesty International Student Chapter will hold its ninth annual Human Rights Film Festival January 27-31. Five films will be shown at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union. The festival is free and open to the public. The 2014 Human Rights Film Festival lineup is: Monday, Jan. 27—Born This Way—with intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, this film offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in the nation that leads the world in... Full Article>