UNC Asheville's Zeis Hall, the new cutting-edge facility for the study of natural sciences and multimedia arts, recently received a boost from the Pennsylvania-based Kennametal Foundation. The foundation donated $40,000 to UNC Asheville, which will benefit the programs and equipment in Zeis Hall. The university named the chemistry lobby, located on the lower level of the building, in honor of Kennametal Inc.
The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement at UNC Asheville will host a talk on "Lost in Transition, or Dante Goes to Hell" from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. The talk, presented by Dante scholar Richard Lansing, will be held in the Reuter Center, room 206. It is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees will meet for a retreat from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 12, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the U.S.D.A. Forest Service Conference Room, 200 Weaver Blvd., in Asheville. The meeting is open to the public. Portions of the meeting may be closed to the public under the provisions of the North Carolina Open Meetings Act.
UNC Asheville's 28th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series continues with a performance by the five-piece Gypsy jazz band One Leg Up at 7 p.m. Monday, July 12, on the Quad. The band features John Steinman on guitar and vocals; Jim Tanner on guitar; Mike Guzalak on clarinet, sax and vocals; Zak Page on bass; and Steve Trismen on violin and vocals. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's 28th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series continues with a performance by renowned Canadian fiddler April Verch at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, on the Quad. Verch will play with band mates Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. The event is free and open to the public.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library is hosting a special historical exhibit, "Not So 'Back of Beyond': Urban Echoes on the Blue Ridge Parkway," which explores the urban influences on the aesthetics, politics, socioeconomics, people and environment of the parkway. The exhibit will be on view through August 14 in UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery, located on the main level of Ramsey Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Registration is now open for Effective Teacher Training, a required course for teaching and substituting in some North Carolina public school systems, including Buncombe County and Asheville public schools. The course, offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program, will be held on the UNC Asheville campus.
UNC Asheville's 28th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series continues with genre-defying steel drum sounds of Pan Jive at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, on the Quad. The event is free and open to the public.
The Crons Brand today announced another milestone partnership, this one with the Big South Conference's University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2010. The partnership makes the Bulldogs the first University to become a multi-sport partner for the rising brand.