“Recognition: A Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing,” a talk by Patricia Grant, will take place at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. It is free and open to the public, and lunch is provided.
Should a week spent cutting sheet metal and sleeping in a converted school be considered a Spring Break? "I think it's better described as the best spring break ever," says Flannery Pearson-Clarke, a UNC Asheville junior majoring in Environmental Studies. She and eight other young women, all UNC Asheville students, spent their “week off” in rural Chavies, Ky., installing needed insulation and sheet metal skirting on mobile homes, to help needy residents save money and energy.
UNC Asheville and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a "Way to Go, Asheville" Rally on Tuesday, March 27, to thank the fans, volunteers and sponsors of the recent Southern Conference and Big South basketball tournaments. The hour-long event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Sherrill Center on the UNC Asheville campus.
Award-winning educational researcher Gloria Ladson-Billings will give a talk, “Critical Race Theory and Education," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Young scientists from 11 middle schools and eight high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 17. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus.
UNC Asheville’s annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival: A Celebration of Images By and About Women But For All Audiences, returns March 21-26 with screenings on campus of “Miss Representation” and three other films, and discussions featuring university faculty, students and distinguished leaders in the community, including Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy. All F-Word Festival events are free and open to the public.
Job and internship seekers have an opportunity to meet representatives of some 30 employers at UNC Asheville's 2012 Internship and Job Fair. The fair is free and open to all degree-seeking college students and graduates, and offers a chance to learn more about part-time, seasonal and full-time jobs and internship opportunities. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Kimmel Arena Concourse.
“The Heroic Present: The Gypsy Photographs of Jan Yoors,” a new exhibition hosted by UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education, is now on view through April 16 in the Karpen Hall lobby on the campus. The exhibition features extraordinary photographs taken before and after World War II by an outsider who was welcomed into Roma communities.
In conjunction with a statewide tornado drill, UNC Asheville will conduct an intermittent, full-volume test of its emergency siren system between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The campus community as well as neighborhoods adjacent to campus may hear intermittent warning tones and spoken announcements. The test is to assess the volume, reach and clarity of the system.