Spoken word artist, actor and activist Bobby LeFebre will bring his award-winning slam poetry to UNC Asheville for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Grotto. The event will begin with an open mic slam; the content of this performance may not be suitable for younger audiences. The event is free and open to the public. The UNC Asheville student group HOLA (Herman@s Orgullos@s en Las Americas) will sell t-shirts and accept donations to benefit its scholarship fund.
"Neither here nor there," an exhibition of paintings, drawing transfers and a sound installation by UNC Asheville senior Giedre Krulikas, will be on view from November 12-23 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the main floor of Owen Hall.
UNC Asheville's Dance Program will hold its 13th annual benefit performance "Everybody Can-Can" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Admission is $5 or four cans of food at the door. All canned goods will be donated to Manna Food Bank and cash proceeds will benefit UNC Asheville's Dance Program.
"Lilliputia," an exhibition of 12 photographs by UNC Asheville senior Brandon Phillips, will be on view in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery from October 29 – November 9. Phillips' exhibit explores the nature of the human image by presenting a doll as "human." The show is a culmination of Phillips' work toward a bachelor's degree at UNC Asheville. There is an opening reception at 6 p.m. on October 29. The event is free and open to the public.
Theatre UNCA continues its series of Tennessee Williams' one-act plays with "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," "Auto Da Fe" and "This Property is Condemned" from October 21-23. These performances are the second of a series of Williams' one-act plays to be staged throughout the fall semester. Performances will take place at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. Watch a brief trailer about the shows on You Tube.
Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, will discuss global environmental challenges at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Joining Brune will be Tom Peterson, from the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, who will give an introductory talk on climate change.
UNC Asheville's Music Department will continue its fall concert season with eight performances in October and November, including a special program of holiday music. The concerts, which will be held on campus, feature student and guest musicians. Admission for each concert is $5 at the door, and free for students with ID.
The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! will bring it’s high-energy percussive dancing to UNC Asheville. Originating from the song-and-dance tradition created by African American college students, stepping uses the body to create sound and rhythm through hand clapping, foot stomping and spoken word. The UNC step team Nue Noiz will open for Step Afrika! Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
UNC Asheville’s Career Center will host a panel discussion on careers for animal lovers at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The panel of local experts will address employment opportunities and provide an opportunity for students to gain professional advice. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently received a gold award at the NSCS Honor Gala in Washington, D.C. The chapter received the award for meeting a series of goals, including holding an induction ceremony, creating a student mentoring program, holding campus-wide events to support NSCS’ integrity initiative, creating an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and engaging a campus office in a chapter event.