Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:54pm
Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will present a talk, "Cherokee Sovereignty: Issues & Institutions," at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 3:02pm
An Economic Impact Study released today by UNC Asheville estimates the university's impact at approximately $268 million for fiscal year 2012 in the Asheville metro area.
The study, authored by research economist Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics LLC, finds that economic activity generated by UNC Asheville supports 2,592 local jobs and adds $105.5 million in local income. According to the report, every dollar in state appropriations received by the university generates $2.96 in local income and $7.62 in economic output in the Asheville area.
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:53pm
The UNC Asheville Dance Program will present its annual spring concert with three performances, 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Bebe Theater, 20 Commerce St. in downtown Asheville.
This spring's show, the "Interstellar Dance Project," includes original choreography in modern, jazz, tap and Middle Eastern styles, with elements of aerial and performance art, and inspiration drawn from the NPR "Radiolab" broadcast, "Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's Ultimate Mix Tape."
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 4:36pm
UNC Asheville's 29th annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 18, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Noted economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith will make forecasts on the business and financial outlook for the coming year. The seminar, sponsored by the UNC Asheville Economics Department and Parsec Financial, begins with a 6:15 p.m.
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 2:46pm
Dr. Jonathan Shay, a renowned psychiatrist who has specialized in treating veterans of war, will offer three public talks, April 9-11, at UNC Asheville. He also will meet with UNC Asheville's Student-Veteran Alliance as well as students and community members.
The following events take place on the UNC Asheville campus and are free and open to the public:
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:37am
The documentary film "The Race to Nowhere – The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture," will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Room 143. A panel discussion with educators, parents, students and community members will follow.
Produced by self-described "concerned mother" Vicki Abeles, "The Race to Nowhere" takes aim at what she calls "the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform... destroying our children's love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy children."
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 3:03pm
With the April 15 deadline looming for filing income tax returns, Saturday, April 6, brings one last chance for community residents to get their income tax returns prepared for free by UNC Asheville volunteers as part of the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. The tax preparation assistance team will be ready to prepare tax returns from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 6, in the Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. (The library is closed March 30 for the Easter holiday.) No appointment is necessary.
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 2:09pm
The Great Smokies Writing Program presents a two-hour workshop, "Get Your Book Published: Which way to go and how to get there," at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.
Cynn Chadwick, author of five published books including the "Cat Rising" series, and lecturer in creative writing at UNC Asheville, will lead the workshop. She will share experiences in bringing her works to the market, both through traditional and self-publishing channels.
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:10pm
UNC Asheville faculty will begin intensive work this summer with teams of teachers from Asheville City and McDowell County Schools to help the schools implement new state standards, provide more intellectually rigorous instruction, and support teaching of "big ideas."
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 12:37pm
Local artists Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost, creators of the "Whole Earth Theory" exhibition at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery, will be joined by members of UNC Asheville's faculty for a panel discussion, "Boundaries," on the nexus of art and politics at 6 p.m.