UNC Asheville's Mass Communication Department will host a panel discussion on ethical issues in today's media from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Highsmith University Union's Mountain Suites. The event is free and open to the public.
Registration is now open for the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement October workshops. The hands-on courses, which are open to students of various ages and skills, range from lessons in contemporary crochet applications to mask-making for Halloween.
UNC Asheville's Family Business Forum will host a workshop, “Coaching the Next Generation of Business Leaders,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 10, at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 36 Montford Avenue.
Local authors Jen Fawkes and Janet Hurley will kick off UNC Asheville’s Fall 2010 Writers at Home series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event 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 September 13.
Writer and performer Elisabeth Gray will stage a special performance of her solo show, "Southern (dis)Comfort," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at UNC Asheville's Belk Theatre. Proceeds from the event will benefit UNC Asheville's scholarship program and Gray's New Umbrella Inc., an Asheville-based multidisciplinary arts organization.
With five actors portraying 38 characters, this is a collection of theatrical sketches about identity. It has been has been staged in Spain, Costa Rica and Columbia. Now, thanks to the work of UNC Asheville faculty, students and alumni, “Sí, pero no lo soy” will make its North American debut at the N.C. Stage Company in Asheville.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program's fall workshops in poetry and prose. These classes, which meet for ten weeks, are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
From 1976 to 2006, land development in the North Carolina mountains increased 568 percent, from 34,348 acres to 229,422 acres, and is expected to increase another 63 percent by 2030 (an additional 145,374 acres), according to a study just released by researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte.