UNC Asheville seniors Maren Close and Janet Collins will hold a joint photography exhibition on campus. Their images will be on view in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery from April 2-13. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, in the gallery.
How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling.
Support your health and UNC Asheville student scholarships by participating in the first UNC Asheville Wilma Sherrill Wellness Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, on the UNC Asheville campus. The family-friendly events include an easy 1.5 mile walk on UNC Asheville campus trails, free health screenings and special Kids' Zone activities. Healthy refreshments will be provided. Registration fee is $25. Proceeds benefit scholarships for student athletes pursuing a major in Health & Wellness.
UNC Asheville's 26th annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 8, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Noted economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith will make forecasts on the 2010 business and financial outlook.
UNC Asheville will host a lecture on queer theory in Latin American literature by noted scholar and author David William Foster at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The lecture, “Of Gay Caballeros and Other Noble Heroes,” will discuss deconstructing the assumptions of heteronormativity. The event is free and open to the public.
Lucien "Skip" Capone III has been named as university counsel at UNC Asheville. Capone currently serves as university counsel at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a position he has held since 1991. His appointment, following a national search, was approved by the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees on March 26. He will start his new position on April 15.
UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Life is Calling…What is Your Intention," a series of career and personal development activities, from March 29-April 2. The series is designed to help participants align their career goals with their life vision, and will include motivational speakers and workshops. All events are free and open to the public.
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville will hold an open house from 3:30-5 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Community Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Art Department will hold its 13th annual Soup-and-Salad Bowl Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, in UNC Asheville's Owen Conference Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit UNC Asheville's Ceramics Program.
Noted mathematician Stan Wagon will deliver UNC Asheville’s ninth annual Parsons Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Wagon’s lecture, “Surprises in Mathematics,” is free and open to the public.