For the seventh consecutive year, the UNC Asheville Singers performed at the White House, entertaining VIP tours at the Holiday Open House on December 8. Last year, the choir performed at a private White House reception and met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
UNC Asheville will hold its December 2013 Commencement, with 263 graduates receiving diplomas, at Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill Center on campus. The commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, and is free and open to the public.
The UNC Asheville Department of Art will open "Drawing Discourse," the university's fifth annual national juried exhibition of contemporary drawing, with a lecture by juror Tim Lowly at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Humanities Lecture Hall on campus. An opening reception will follow from 6-8 p.m. in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of special events January 17-24. Although classes will not be in session on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, student volunteers will turn their day off into “A Day On,” by contributing a day of service to community organizations on January 20, and the week includes films, workshops and other special activities.
THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO A CAMPUS-WIDE POWER OUTAGE. UNC Asheville students will present more than 200 research projects at the university's Fall Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4:30-6 p.m., in the Sherrill Center on campus. Both events are free and open to the public.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.