UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Life is calling. What is your intention?" – a series of career and personal development activities, from March 28-April 1. The series is designed to help participants align their career goals with their life vision, and will include motivational speakers and workshops. All events are free and open to the public.
Franklin McCain, one of the original four African-American students to sit in at the white-only Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., will speak at UNC Asheville at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Humanities Lecture Hall. McCain's talk will be preceded at 6 p.m. by the screening of "Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4," a documentary produced by the Smithsonian Institution. The events are sponsored by the UNC Asheville Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and are free and open to the public.
Asheville will experience jubilant Afro-Brazilian dance when the vibrant and award-winning Viver Brasil takes to the stage at the Diana Wortham Theater on April 5 and 6. Specializing in bringing to life the beautiful and complex stories of the “orixa,” African sacred energies, Viver Brasil’s style incorporates samba, contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance and carnival. Curtain is 8 p.m. for both shows at the Diana Wortham Theater, at Pack Place in downtown Asheville.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville invites the public to attend a drop-in open house from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 1, 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.
Faced with a tough employment market, job and internship seekers have an opportunity to meet representatives of more than 40 employers at UNC Asheville's 2011 Internship and Job Fair. Community members and alumni are invited to join UNC Asheville students 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 29, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall.
UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will unveil its new brochure Wednesday evening, highlighting the work of two WNC art organizations that are models of "green" and sustainable practices, Energy Xchange of Burnsville, and Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) in Dillsboro.
Modeling "green" and sustainable approaches to craft while producing beautiful and meaningful works will be the focus of a moderated panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, 3rd floor conference center.
Young scientists from 13 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 12th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 19. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus. Each team can field a group of 18 students in a host of science related events, ranging from forensics to food science.