UNC Asheville significantly outperformed national averages in key academic benchmarks identified in the just-released 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). UNC Asheville also scored significantly higher than the national average in the "deep approaches to learning" scale measuring activities which, according to the study authors, "result in effective and enduring learning."
I. King Jordan, who made history when he was appointed as the first deaf president of Gallaudet University, will deliver a talk, "The Deaf Community at a Crossroads" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union. Jordan will also speak to smaller groups of students during his visit to UNC Asheville as part of the university's first Disability Awareness Week.
UNC Asheville honored former chancellor David G. Brown, renaming the former University Hall as Brown Hall in a ceremony attended by some 250 people on the university campus today. Brown and his wife, Lin, who live in Asheville, took part in the ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment and University of North Carolina Asheville officials announced today that the Charlotte Bobcats will hold their 2012 Training Camp at Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC Asheville.
UNC Asheville is preparing to welcome 550 new Bulldogs to the campus community this Friday as freshmen move into their residence halls and get ready to start classes on Monday, Aug. 20. And when freshman and returning students arrive, they will find new, top-notch science labs, a modern new residence hall, and a greener, more energy-efficient campus.
As of August 1, the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) has a new name, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville. The name change reflects a new relationship with a nationwide network of 116 Osher Institutes.