The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville will hold a drop-in open house from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
The UNC Asheville Art Department and the Craft Studies "Meet the Maker" lecture series have teamed up with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership to give students the opportunity for hands-on blacksmithing on campus. Two top craftspeople, blacksmith Zack Noble of Bakersville and metalworker Andrew Hayes of Asheville, will be on campus for a weeklong residency.
Registration is now open for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered in October by the Asheville Graduate Center. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus.
Poets who have honed and developed their work in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will be featured in the next installment of Writers at Home. The reading, featuring five area poets, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement will hold an advance care planning workshop featuring area experts in the medical, legal and ethical issues presented by end-of-life health care decisions. The workshop, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, is free and open to the public.
The Career and Graduate School Fair offers a chance to meet local employers and representatives of graduate schools in the region. The fair, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Career Center, takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Sherrill Center. The fair is free and open to all degree-seeking college students and college graduates.
Future journalists from area high schools can hone their skills and meet media experts at UNC Asheville’s Media Career Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13. Registration is now open for students and teachers from across Western North Carolina. The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch.
UNC Asheville’s Mass Communication Department will host “Social Media on Ice” a panel discussion on media ethics featuring area media professionals, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement presents Healthy Living Day, with a full schedule of wellness activities and classes October 1 at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Healthy Living Day is free and open to the public, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Healthy Living Day is part of Active Aging Week in Buncombe County.
UNC Asheville's Admissions Office will host an open house for high school and transfer students and their families from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, October 15, on campus. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff from all academic areas, and representatives of a wide range of campus organizations. The open house also includes student-led campus tours and sessions for parents and students on admissions, academics, extracurricular programs, scholarships and other financial aid.