Young scientists from 12 middle schools and eight high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 11th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 20. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus.
UNC Asheville will conduct an intermittent, full-volume test of its new emergency siren system between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11. The campus community as well as neighborhoods adjacent to campus may hear intermittent warning tones and spoken announcements.
UNC Asheville will host a panel discussion on “Celebrating Advocacy: Asheville YWCA Working to Empower Women and Eliminate Racism” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Registration is now open for the “How To Use Your Digital Camera” workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27. The course is open to students of all ages and skills and will take place at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.
UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees announced today that it has named a Multimedia Arts and Sciences computer lab in honor of Greg and Jennifer Mayer (Class of '04) of Charlotte Street Computers, who recently made a donation of $25,000 to the university. The lab, located on the second floor of Zeis Hall, is marked with a plaque which was unveiled in a ceremony attended by a host of alumni on campus for Homecoming Weekend.
Registration is now open for Effective Teacher Training, a required course for teaching and substituting in some North Carolina public school systems, including Buncombe County and Asheville public schools. The course, offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program, will be held on the UNC Asheville campus.
UNC Asheville's Distance and Continuing Education Office, a division of the Asheville Graduate Center, will host a series of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) courses beginning March 16. The classes will allow builders, contractors, architects and others in the industry to receive accreditation and credentialing maintenance in the growing green building sector.
The UNC Asheville 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by Joan Heller and Kim Purser, both graduates of UNC Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts Program, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville is taking advantage of the growing trend in online and teleconference education to improve access to classes for across the state. This spring the university will offer a 300-level education course for lateral entry teachers worth three credit hours.
POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 30 DUE TO WINTER WEATHER -- More than 55 organizations are scheduled to participate in UNC Asheville’s Internship and Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union.