7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Reuter Center 102 - The Manheimer Room World Affairs CouncilCome to the Reuter Center for these fascinating lectures and discussions that aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties. OLLI members receive a discount on WAC annual membership fee. The World Affairs Council meetings offer a lively line up of topics and compelling presenters.· September 6, 7:30 p.m., Dr. Steve Solnick, President of Warren Wilson College, and a Fulbright Scholar of Russia, will open the series with a review of the latest moves and initiatives of President Putin and his current leadership in Russia -- including an emphasis on the internal politics and pressures within the country.· October 4, 7:30 p.m., Dr. Donald Mayer, Professor of Business Ethics at Denver University Daniel's School of Business and St. Mary's College in California, will consider the implications and the responses to the release earlier this year of the 'Panama Papers'; and the challenges to the status quo in international finance they present.· November 1, 7:30 p.m., 'Pirates, Anarchists, and Cowboys'; Dr. Don Puchala, will be the presenter. He is Byrnes Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.All lectures are scheduled in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room, free to WAC members and students, all others $10 at the door. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website. http://www.main.nc.us/wac/
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Ramsey Library 00 Opening Receptions for Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015 - Receptions with Visiting Professor of Drama Igor Roussanoff, curator of 'Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015,' the international exhibition making its U.S. debut at UNC Asheville, featuring more than 1,500 costume designs from 31 countries, with drawings, videos and actual costumes. Free and open to the public at 5 p.m. in Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery, and continuing from 6-8 p.m. in Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. An opening reception also will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery for the UNC Asheville student costume design exhibit.