UNC Asheville presented its annual alumni and student leadership awards at a campus ceremony on April 29. Awards were presented by Chancellor Anne Ponder, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bill Haggard and National Alumni Council Chair James Carter ’00.
UNC Asheville and A-B Technical Community College will host an educational psychology distance learning online course designed for employed lateral entry teachers this spring. The course is designed for teachers who have their own classrooms and are seeking alternative licensing through the Regional Alternative Licensing Center.
The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Phillips Hall, room 117, on campus. The purpose of the meeting is to review the architectural design for the renovation of the Governors Village residence halls.
The UNC Asheville Music Department will wrap up the spring concert season with its annual Gala Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The concert will include performances from various UNC Asheville musical ensembles, from a string quartet to a vocal jazz ensemble. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Just in time for Earth Day, UNC Asheville has been recognized as one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the "Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges." The new ranking, released April 20, focuses solely on colleges and universities that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability activities and initiatives.
UNC Asheville's Art Department will hold its annual Spring Ceramic and Art Sale from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 30, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. The sale is free and open to the public.
Four UNC Asheville senior will hold art exhibitions in Owen Hall April 30-May 11. Exhibitions on view in Owen Hall's Second Floor Gallery include printmaking works by Melanie Carrick, sculpture by Nicolette Carter, and paintings and drawings by James Stickney. The shows are a culmination of the students' work toward a bachelor’s degree or art minor at UNC Asheville.
Two solo art exhibitions by UNC Asheville seniors will open April 30 on campus. An opening reception for Amber Harrelson-Williams' exhibition will be held from 5-7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery in Ramsey Library followed by a reception for Christina Foosness' exhibition from 7-9 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
The UNC Asheville Electronic Music Ensemble will present a concert of original experimental electronic music compositions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Boiler Room, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. The concert will include a special appearance by Roy "Futureman" Wooten, a five-time Grammy Award-winning percussionist with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
J. William "Bill" Miller, one of UNC Asheville's most respected professors, was named today as a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors. Miller, professor and chair of environmental studies, was nominated by a committee of UNC Asheville faculty. He will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize.