UNC Asheville has been named a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, joining UNC-Chapel Hill as the only North Carolina schools among the 21 public universities to earn a place on this national rankings list. Elon and Warren Wilson are listed among Fiske’s 20 Best Buy private colleges and universities.
Impractical Labor in Service of Speculative Arts (ILSSA), an art project and membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology, will hold an exhibition and opening reception at UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
Moonshine: A word that paints a thousand pictures. In fact, according to author and University of North Carolina at Asheville history professor Dan Pierce, life in the Smoky Mountain region for many often brings to mind a vivid image of the lowly moonshiner holding his XXX-labeled stoneware jug, passed out beside his cooper pot still.
Irish guitarist John Doyle, the bluegrass group Buncombe Turnpike, and the duo Tom and Alice will perform in July as part of the Appalachian Summer Music Series on the UNC Asheville campus. The series, featuring the musical traditions of bluegrass, Celtic and old time, is sponsored by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The concerts take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons from July 14-28 at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center.
The following joint statement was issued today in Raleigh, N.C., by police chiefs of all UNC system campuses.
“The police chiefs of the 17 UNC campuses oppose the provision of House Bill 937 that would allow handguns on our campuses. We believe passage of this bill would increase the risk to the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.