Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, will discuss global environmental challenges at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Joining Brune will be Tom Peterson, from the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, who will give an introductory talk on climate change.
UNC Asheville's Music Department will continue its fall concert season with eight performances in October and November, including a special program of holiday music. The concerts, which will be held on campus, feature student and guest musicians. Admission for each concert is $5 at the door, and free for students with ID.
The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! will bring it’s high-energy percussive dancing to UNC Asheville. Originating from the song-and-dance tradition created by African American college students, stepping uses the body to create sound and rhythm through hand clapping, foot stomping and spoken word. The UNC step team Nue Noiz will open for Step Afrika! Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
UNC Asheville’s Career Center will host a panel discussion on careers for animal lovers at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The panel of local experts will address employment opportunities and provide an opportunity for students to gain professional advice. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently received a gold award at the NSCS Honor Gala in Washington, D.C. The chapter received the award for meeting a series of goals, including holding an induction ceremony, creating a student mentoring program, holding campus-wide events to support NSCS’ integrity initiative, creating an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and engaging a campus office in a chapter event.
Theatre UNCA kicks off its fall season with three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, including "The Long Goodbye," "Hello From Bertha" and "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion" from September 23-25. These performances are the first of a series of Williams' one-act plays to be staged throughout the fall semester. Performances will take place at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m. All shows are open to the public.
Thespian Insurrection Productions, a newly formed summer stock company founded by current UNC Asheville drama students and alumni, will stage the Off-Broadway play “Line” May 28-30 and a children’s themed show “Cinderhood” May 27, 29 and 30 at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theatre.
The following students from out-of-state have been named to UNC Asheville's Fall Chancellor's List and Dean's List. They are listed by their hometown.
The Chancellor's List is made up of full-time students who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. The Dean's List is made up of full-time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.