As part of UNC Asheville's efforts to enhance campus safety, the university will be joined by a number of community agencies for a live emergency response training exercise on campus on Friday, May 21. The training exercise will be conducted by EnviroSafe Consulting and Investigations Inc., a firm hired by University of North Carolina General Administration to conduct training and simulations at each of the 17 UNC system campuses.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program's summer workshops in poetry and prose. Classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
Interested in a career with the U.S. Foreign Services? Curious about how to get started? Diplomat in Residence Steve Kelly will shed some light on these and other questions at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in UNC Asheville Highsmith University Union, room 221.
UNC Asheville and A-B Technical Community College will host an educational psychology distance learning online course designed for employed lateral entry teachers this spring. The course is designed for teachers who have their own classrooms and are seeking alternative licensing through the Regional Alternative Licensing Center.
The North Asheville Tailgate Market, a Saturday morning tradition for those who love fresh produce, herbs and flowers, will reopen for its 30th season on Saturday, April 17, on the UNC Asheville campus.
UNC Asheville students will go green in celebration of UNC Asheville's semi-annual Greenfest April 9-11. Since its beginning in 1991, Greenfest participants have added more than 500 trees, 14 trails and hundreds of plants to the UNC Asheville campus and the Asheville Botanical Gardens. A series of campuswide projects will bring students, faculty and staff together to take part in a variety of campus environmental projects such as creating a pollinator garden and exotic invasive species removal.
UNC Asheville's 26th annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 8, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Noted economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith will make forecasts on the 2010 business and financial outlook.
UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Life is Calling…What is Your Intention," a series of career and personal development activities, from March 29-April 2. 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.
UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Catching Up or Leading the Way" by distinguished educator Yong Zhao at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Zhao is author of the acclaimed book by the same title, which addresses global education. The event is free and open to the public.
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 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Registration will be held at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union. Events will take place across campus and include an academic and student organization fair, student-led campus tours and sessions for parents and students on admissions, academic and extracurricular programs, scholarships and other financial aid.