Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Alex Kotlowitz will speak about race, poverty and human rights in two daytime talks, and screen his new documentary film, "The Interrupters," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at UNC Asheville.
An exhibition of photos by Carrie Wagner of Uganda's Bakonzo people will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. RECEPTION RESCHEDULED: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
Vievee Francis and Molly Walling will read their works when the Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open the public.
A presentation of "The Parchman Hour" and a keynote talk by Gwendolyn Boyd, longtime activist for women's equality and recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering, will highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville. The week will also include opportunities for student participation in a day of service during the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, and transportation for students to other area events celebrating King's life and legacy.
UNC Asheville will host a meeting to brief university neighbors on plans for new signage on and around campus, and progress on the Reed Creek greenway. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Parking will be available in the Sherrill Center deck at no cost, and all members of the community are encouraged to attend.
UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) announces its spring lineup of workshops for local writers in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville.
UNC Asheville's Department of Public Safety will conduct a routine test of the campus outdoor emergency siren and speaker system, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. This is a routine test in accordance with the University's emergency notification maintenance and testing protocols.
UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Kimmel Arena on campus.
UNC Asheville will host its annual Head Start Holiday Party from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Donated gifts are already wrapped and individually labeled for the 107 youngsters in the Pisgah View and Barnardsville Head Start centers who will attend.
"Harvey's Legacy: The Next Generation of Studio Glass in Western North Carolina," an exhibition of works by Harvey K. Littleton and by younger glass artists, is now on view at UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.