UNC Asheville will host an evening with acclaimed Civil Rights leader and songstress Bernice Johnson Reagon at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Reagon, who has been selected to give the May 2010 UNC Asheville Commencement Address, will engage the audience in her signature "song-talk" style. The event is free and open to the public; American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Registration is now open for the “How To Use Your Digital Camera” workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27. The course is open to students of all ages and skills and will take place at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.
Art Front, UNC Asheville’s student art organization, will hold its annual exhibition in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Gallery from March 5-29. A closing reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 26, in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees announced today that it has named a Multimedia Arts and Sciences computer lab in honor of Greg and Jennifer Mayer (Class of '04) of Charlotte Street Computers, who recently made a donation of $25,000 to the university. The lab, located on the second floor of Zeis Hall, is marked with a plaque which was unveiled in a ceremony attended by a host of alumni on campus for Homecoming Weekend.
"The Homecoming," a collection of some 30 sculptural collages by long-time Asheville resident Betsy Murray, will be on view March 1-30 at UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery. The former UNC Asheville librarian now works at Pack Memorial Library with the North Carolina photograph collection. Her three-dimensional art combines artifacts and her own photographs to tell a story.
Renowned record producer Elliot Mazer has joined the faculty at UNC Asheville this spring to teach an upper-level course on record production. The class is designed as a tour through the recording process from a raw song to a finished recorded product. It is the first university course anywhere taught by Mazer.
WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED -- UNC Asheville will host a screening of the Emmy-Award nominated documentary "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" followed by a discussion with acclaimed actress Andie MacDowell at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The event is open to the public; donations will be accepted at the door to benefit OurVoice and Helpmate.
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 will hold its Homecoming 2010 celebration from February 25-27. Special events range from the annual homecoming parade and basketball games to a step show and tailgate party. A number of activities are open to the public.