The Swannanoa Flood Risk Management Project invites the public to attend a drop-in open house to be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 24, at the Renaissance Computing Institute (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's nationally renowned College for Seniors has opened registration for spring term courses, held March 21-May 13. Course catalogues were mailed today and course listings are available online. Classes will take place at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement.
“Uneven Fairways,” a documentary film hosted by Samuel L. Jackson that examines the stories and struggles of African-American professional golfers during segregation, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
Male students from area college campuses will gather to develop leadership in preventing gender based violence, in a special conference at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union from 5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The Western North Carolina Men’s Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by UNC Asheville and Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s sexual assault crisis and prevention center, is expected to draw participants from Warren Wilson College, Montreat College, Mars Hill College and Western Carolina University.
Registration is now open for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville. Classes will meet for three consecutive weeks from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, from February 21-March 9 on the UNC Asheville campus.
Members of UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts program will present their creative writing works in the next installment of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series. Authors include Nathan Cook, Jordan Dolfi and Carolyn Ogburn. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public
Summer job opportunities and opportunities for community service volunteer positions will be the focus of the 2011 Summer Camp Fair and Community Service Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union. These companion events are free and open to all members of the community as well as UNC Asheville students.
T. Colin Campbell, nutrition expert, researcher, and author of the award-winning bestseller, "The China Study," will discuss his groundbreaking research during a visit to Asheville in February. Campbell has examined correlations between diet, lifestyle and health outcomes over many years among large numbers of people, and has become a leading advocate for the health benefits of an entirely plant-based diet. Former President Clinton recently cited "The China Study" in explaining how he lost 24 pounds by switching to a plant-based diet in hopes of improving his heart health.
Saturdays are super this spring at UNC Asheville! Academically gifted, creative, and/or highly motivated students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to explore foreign language, model rocketry, magic, and much more at UNC Asheville’s spring semester Super Saturday program, beginning March 5. More than 12,000 children from across Western North Carolina have explored their special interests through hands-on learning on the UNC Asheville campus as part of Super Saturdays.