UNC Asheville will celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of special events January 20-24. Although classes will not be in session on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, student volunteers will turn their day off into “A Day On,” by contributing a day of service to community organizations on January 20, and the week includes films, workshops and other special activities.
THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO A CAMPUS-WIDE POWER OUTAGE. UNC Asheville students will present more than 200 research projects at the university's Fall Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Also that day, UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4:30-6 p.m., in the Sherrill Center on campus. Both events are free and open to the public.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Hendersonville and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.
The nationally renowned College for Seniors will open registration for its new winter semester courses on December 3, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
Raymond Gilpin, the academic dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. His talk, "Africa: A Hopeful Continent?" is co-sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's department of political science.
"Rewind and Press Play," a sculpture installation by UNC Asheville senior Sally Garner, will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, in Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. The exhibit is the culmination of Garner’s work toward a bachelor of fine arts degree.