Poets participating in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will read their work, created under the guidance of Katherine Soniat, in the next installment of the Writers at Home series. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Registration is now open for a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prep course offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program. Classes will meet on UNC Asheville's campus beginning January 24.
The University of North Carolina at Asheville and the USDA Forest Service are joining forces to boost awareness and understanding of threats to forest health. The joint venture, announced recently by UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder, will team the University's advanced computer modeling and imaging capabilities with Forest Service research expertise to develop Web-based resources that make threats to forest health readily visible and comprehensible.
UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery will present "The Essence of Asheville," an exhibit of glass and encaustic artwork by local artist Marsha Balbier, January 5-30. The exhibition includes works in fused and shaped glass as well as encaustic paintings, which are created using heated beeswax.
UNC Asheville's Department of Public Safety will conduct a test of its emergency notification system, including the campus Outdoor Emergency Siren, between 11 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Dec. 15. This is a routine test in accordance with the University’s emergency notification maintenance and testing protocols.
For the fourth consecutive year, the UNC Asheville Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at the White House. The Chamber Singers, the university's premiere student voice ensemble, will sing at the White House on December 13, entertaining VIP tours at the Holiday Open House. The choir will perform under the direction of Melodie Galloway, UNC Asheville assistant professor of music.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with the spring workshop series from UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP). The program will offer 11 workshops in poetry and prose, which will be offered in various off-campus locations in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville. Most classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
To meet the continuing education needs of busy working professionals, UNC Asheville will offer a variety of online courses in the spring. Online coursework features the same academic rigor as face-to-face classes, but will allow students to access course information at any time that fits their schedule. Some classes will involve attendance at off-campus locations or teleconferencing at many different sites – UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, Winston Salem State University, Fayetteville State University, Elizabeth City State University and UNC Wilmington.
UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Connecting the Liberal Arts to Career Choices: International Careers," from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the Highsmith University Union Mountain Suites. This session presents an opportunity to learn more about international career opportunities, get advice from working professionals, and make networking connections. The event is free and open to the public.
Spoken word artist, actor and activist Bobby LeFebre will bring his award-winning slam poetry to UNC Asheville for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Grotto. The event will begin with an open mic slam; the content of this performance may not be suitable for younger audiences. The event is free and open to the public. The UNC Asheville student group HOLA (Herman@s Orgullos@s en Las Americas) will sell t-shirts and accept donations to benefit its scholarship fund.