Common Word Community Read – With Dan Pierce, Professor of History, “What George Vanderbilt Saw: Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains in 1887 – 88”

Curated by New York Times bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, the Common Word Community Read brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. Join Professor of History, Dan Pierce, for this first of three events supporting the spring 2022 read selection, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home" by Denise Kiernan.

“Well Being is a Skill” – A Lecture Presented by Richard Davidson (Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison)

Zoom / Virtual

In this virtual talk, world-renowned neuroscientist and psychologist Richard Davidson will draw from scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by cultivating certain habits of mind. By transforming the mind, these mental training strategies can improve the well-being of children and parents, students and teachers, citizens and communities.

“Boomtown Blues: Archaeologies of Expansion and Collapse in Amazonia” – A lecture presented by Anna Browne Ribeiro (Univ. of Louisville)

Zoom / Virtual

In this virtual lecture, Anna Browne Ribeiro (assistant professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Louisville) will explore some of the major ancient and historical patterns of expansion and contraction of political-economic systems alongside an analysis of resource and land-use strategies.

NextFest Spring 2022 at UNC Asheville

Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

Join more than 70 local and regional organizations at UNC Asheville at NextFest, an opportunity to connect with employers offering full and part-time opportunities, internships, seasonal opportunities, graduate schools and years of service!

Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Language and Storytelling Panel

Zoom / Virtual

Featured panelists Sol Neely, Juan G. Sánchez Martínez, Gilliam Jackson aka Doyi, and Trey Adcock (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ, enrolled Cherokee Nation) will discuss some of the ways Indigenous cultures see and understand the world, how Indigenous languages reflect worldviews rooted in relationships, and how storytelling serves to communicate knowledge across generations.

UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble and Choral Concert

Lipinsky Hall

Join the University Chorale, Asheville Singers, and the UNCA Wind Ensemble for an evening of music. Chuck Taft, Melodie Galloway, and Fletcher Peacock, directors For more information, visit music.unca.edu/engage/upcoming-events/   Community Expectations As members of this community, we care about everyone. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors have a shared commitment to take the necessary precautions […]

Admitted Student Day

During Admitted Student Days, incoming students interact with people and offices to help them prepare for a smooth transition to UNC Asheville.

UNC Asheville Percussion Ensemble and AfroMusics Ensemble Concert

Lipinsky Hall

Join the University Percussion Ensemble and the AfroMusics Ensemble for an afternoon of music. Adama Dembele, Toby King, and Matthew Richmond, directors. For more information, visit music.unca.edu/engage/upcoming-events/   Community Expectations […]

Common Word Community Read: Exclusive Documentary Screening of America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment

Curated by New York Times bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, the Common Word Community Read brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. This event, an exclusive documentary screening of "America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment", is the second of three events supporting the spring 2022 read selection, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home" by Denise Kiernan.

“Flight from Ukraine,” a talk with Ben Betsalel

Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room South (203)

At 4 pm in the Highsmith Student Union, artist and UNC Asheville alum Ben Betsalel will give a talk, “Flight from Ukraine.” He will speak on his work and experiences in Ukraine, as well as the “Human Rights” art projects he has carried out in prisons and refugee camps around the world – and until about two weeks ago, in Ukraine. His talk will powerfully combine the political and the personal.

Hiking Western North Carolina – A Panel

Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

This in-person panel will feature three well-known area hiking experts, Danny Bernstein (author of numerous books on hiking in the region), Bill Hart (author of 3000 Miles in the Smokies […]

YAM! Yay Art Mentors Closing Reception

Zageir Hall

The Department of Education invites you to join Asheville City and Buncombe County Area School art specialists for the closing reception to an exceptional exhibit celebrating community visual art mentors.

UNC Asheville String Trio Concert

Lipinsky Hall Lobby

Join the University String Trio for an afternoon of music. Joseph Falconer, director. For more information, visit music.unca.edu/engage/upcoming-events/   Community Expectations As members of this community, we care about everyone. […]

Greenfest – Fresh Future

UNC Asheville's Office of Sustainability celebrates its annual 2022 Spring Greenfest with nearly two weeks of events and activities.

T.A.B.L.E. (Together All Build Love & Equity) with BeLoved

University Quad

Build tables for the BeLoved microvillage, craft household objects for microvillage residents and learn more about BeLoved's relationship with UNC Asheville and work in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Greenfest Sustainability Fair

Reed Plaza 1 University Heights, Asheville

Live music, an electric vehicle car show, electric bikes to demo, a food truck, live chalk muraling, educational tables, and belly dancing converge on Reed Plaza in celebration of Greenfest.

Admitted Student Day

During Admitted Student Days, incoming students interact with people and offices to help them prepare for a smooth transition to UNC Asheville.

Bare feet, Bootstraps, and Liberation: Exploring the Complex Journey to Reconciliation in the U.S.A. – An Inter-institutional Panel Discussion

Zoom / Virtual

Western North Carolina scholars Tiece Ruffin (UNC Asheville), Rima Vesely-Flad (Warren Wilson College), David Walton (Western Carolina University), and Jonathan McCoy (Mars Hill University) to converse and discuss their work dismantling white supremacy, reparations, reconciliation, and addressing generational trauma in this inter-institutional Africana studies discussion.

Give UNC Asheville

Give UNC Asheville is UNC Asheville's community-wide 24-hour day of giving.

Spring UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale

Owen Hall, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery and other artwork crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale during the Spring UNC Asheville Student Art and Ceramics Sale to be held Friday, April 22, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“Drip, Drip Drop: A WATER Adventure”

Reynolds Green (Mini-Quad) 1 University Heights, Asheville

Conceived and written by UNC Asheville students in the Fall 2021 Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) course, “Drip, Drip Drop: A WATER Adventure” is an interactive and imaginative performance for pre-schoolers and their families. Directed by Lise Kloeppel.

$5 – $10

Common Word Community Read: Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle, in conversation with Wiley Cash

Curated by New York Times bestselling author and fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Wiley Cash ’00, the Common Word Community Read brings the UNC Asheville community together to engage in a collective educational experience. For this closing of three events supporting the spring 2022 read selection, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home" by Denise Kiernan, join Cash in conversation with the author.

International Photo Exhibit

The exhibit features thought-provoking photos taken by students, faculty, and staff while traveling abroad.

A Fundraiser for STEAM Studio SkillSet

STEAM Studio 821 Riverside Dr., Asheville

Join STEAM Studio for an evening of craft, food, fun, and fundraising when UNC Asheville's STEAM Studio SkillSet celebrates its fourth anniversary!

$30

Asheville Ideas Fest

The first-ever Asheville Ideas Fest (AIF) will bring together global thought leaders in Asheville to focus on the most consequential issues of our time.

Fareed Zakaria at Asheville Ideas Fest

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

Zakaria's talk on Democracy Around the Globe: Myths and Reality, a highlight of the inaugural Asheville Ideas Fest, is open to the public as a free but ticketed event. Reserve your ticket now.

Free

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Lipinsky Hall

Hundreds of musicians, dancers, and storytellers, who are preserving the traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, will perform on stage at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall.