Contributors from the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 issues of "The Great Smokies Review," the online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, will present a reading of their works at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Malaprop’s Book Store/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.
David Gardner and Laurie Stradley of UNC Asheville's N.C. Center for Health & Wellness (NCCH&W) have been named to leadership positions with two partner organizations that promote healthier lifestyles.
UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) has awarded ten graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. More than 70 universities from across the United States were each invited to each nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Applicants completed an online application with images of their work and a proposal outlining how the $15,000 would enhance their careers.
UNC Asheville will host a new summer music program, the Asheville Chamber Music Institute, June 13-18 on the campus. The institute will offer adult amateur woodwind and brass players of various levels the chance to study and play with world-class performers who are part of a new musical collaborative called Pan Harmonia. The Asheville Chamber Music Institute is one of only two all-wind programs of its kind in the nation this year.
The Reuter Center Singers will present a '60s Folk Songfest at 3 p.m. Sunday May 15, at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. A chorus of more than 50 voices, the Reuter Center Singers stage spring and fall concerts at the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, and perform in many other community venues, including Biltmore House, the Veterans' Administration Hospital, churches and retirement homes.
Registration is now open for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by the Asheville Graduate Center. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program's summer workshops in poetry and prose. Classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
UNC Asheville's Biology Department will celebrate Appalachian nature with its 39th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage April 29-May 1. Sixteen special events, including talks and guided tours, will focus on local flora and fauna. All are open to the public.