UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) has awarded ten graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. More than 120 universities from across the United States were each invited to each nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Applicants completed an online application with images of their work and a proposal outlining how the $15,000 would enhance their careers.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program summer workshops in poetry and prose. Classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
"Write Now," a new creative writing program for high school students, debuts this summer at UNC Asheville. "Write Now" offers each participating student experience in different styles of writing – fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry – under the tutelage of three of Asheville's finest writers. "Write Now" will be held weekdays, June 18-29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on UNC Asheville's campus.
Catherine Frank, director of the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement at UNC Asheville, will discuss the center's genesis and future with William Friday on UNC-TV's "North Carolina People" set to air at 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The program can also be seen online beginning Monday, April 23, on the UNC-TV website.
"Tell Me on a Sunday," the annual spring concert from the Reuter Center Singers, will feature some of the most loved songs in musical theater – the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville invites the public to attend a drop-in open house from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville recently presented its annual alumni and student leaderships awards at a special ceremony on campus. Chancellor Anne Ponder, Vice Chancellor Bill Haggard, and UNC Asheville National Alumni Council Chair Barbara Baker ('71) made the presentations.
UNC Asheville's Biology Department and the Botanical Gardens at Asheville will celebrate Appalachian nature with the 40th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage April 27-29. Fourteen special events, including talks and guided tours, will focus on local flora and fauna. All are open to the public.
UNC Asheville and the Astronomy Club of Asheville today announced a joint project to build a small laboratory on the north side of campus that will significantly expand student opportunities for studying optical astronomy.