The following joint statement was issued today in Raleigh, N.C., by police chiefs of all UNC system campuses.
“The police chiefs of the 17 UNC campuses oppose the provision of House Bill 937 that would allow handguns on our campuses. We believe passage of this bill would increase the risk to the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Plans to complete Phase III of the Reed Creek Greenway through property owned by the UNC Asheville Foundation on Broadway Avenue are one step closer to implementation. Recently, the UNC Asheville Foundation received approval of its 2013 Federal Recreational Trails Program grant of $200,000 administered by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has approved the grant and once other environmental, archeological and regulatory reviews are completed, the grant can be awarded.
UNC Asheville today dedicated the "TD Bank Atrium" in Rhoades Hall, in honor of a major gift from TD Bank to the university. The atrium on the first floor of the newly and greenly renovated building is a popular study and meeting spot for environmental studies and other science students. Rhoades Hall houses science classrooms, labs and offices.
With poet Nikki Giovanni delivering the commencement address to a crowd of more than 4,000 on the University Quadrangle, UNC Asheville held its 85th annual commencement ceremony Saturday morning, celebrating the 730 graduates of the Class of 2013. Those honored included the 466 May graduates, the 243 students who received degrees in December, and 21 August graduates.
UNC Asheville presented awards to distinguished alumni Charles Thomas Steele Jr., Lt. Col. Wes Morrison, Barbara Baker, Justin Belleme and Leslie Klein Newman, in a ceremony that also included awards to distinguished faculty and student leaders.
The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Asheville will hold a special called meeting at 11:30 AM on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Phillips Hall room 117 on the UNC Asheville campus. The purpose of the meeting is to review items in closed session including employment contracts and potential property acquisition.
Kansas City, Mo. — The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has named University of North Carolina at Asheville Chancellor Dr. Anne Ponder recipient of its inaugural Van Ummersen Presidential Leadership Award. Chancellor Ponder will be recognized May 17 at a celebratory luncheon held at the NCAA/NACWAA Women's Leadership Symposium in Indianapolis.