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, March 2, on campus. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff from different academic areas, and representatives of a wide range of campus organizations. The open house also includes student-led campus tours and sessions for parents and students on admissions, academics, extracurricular programs, scholarships and other financial aid.
UNC Asheville won five awards for marketing, including a first-place Grand Award, at a conference for advancement professionals. The honors came for the university's coordinated marketing and recruitment campaigns, and for campaign components, all using UNC Asheville's branding theme, "Seriously Creative."
James Loewen, author of the groundbreaking best-seller, "Lies My Teacher Told Me," will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at UNC Asheville's Robinson Hall, Room 125. This event is free and open to the public.
continues in March with readings by writers Beth Keefauver and Katherine Min. The readings will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open to the public.
Young scientists from 10 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, February 23. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus.
UNC Asheville's annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival takes place March 4-5 with a screening of the documentary about sexual assault in the military, "The Invisible War," and a talk by media analyst Jennifer Pozner, "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex and sheer common sense!)."
UNC Asheville will host its third annual Health Fair with exhibits from some 40 local health organizations and businesses, from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, on the Kimmel Arena concourse. The fair is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Kimmel Arena parking deck.
UNC Asheville will host a sexual harassment "speak-out" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall. The speak-out will bring voice to diverse experiences of sexual harassment, and provide information about preventing and defending oneself against sexual harassment. The event is free and open to the public.
The spring course catalog for the nationally renowned College for Seniors is now available online. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in person at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.