The nationally renowned College for Seniors will open registration for its new winter semester courses on December 3, in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
Raymond Gilpin, the academic dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. His talk, "Africa: A Hopeful Continent?" is co-sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's department of political science.
"Rewind and Press Play," a sculpture installation by UNC Asheville senior Sally Garner, will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, in Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. The exhibit is the culmination of Garner’s work toward a bachelor of fine arts degree.
UNC Asheville’s deadline for Early Action applications from prospective students has been extended from its original date, November 15, to November 22, 2013. Applicants now have an extra week to prepare and submit their applications.
Virginia Derryberry, professor and chair of the Department of Art at UNC Asheville, has been recognized for Outstanding Artistic Achievement by the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). This award is given to encourage and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work as demonstrated through regional, national or international exhibitions or presentations.
UNC Asheville's Department of Art will hold its annual Holiday Ceramic and Art Sale from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. The sale is open to the public.
James Bohman, author of Democracy Across Borders: From Demos to Demoi, will discuss “The Emergence of Mass Democracy,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This lecture is free and open to the public.
TheatreUNCA will present “columbinus,” a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., with four public performances, opening November 21 in UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre.
The Writers at Home fall series continues with readings by contributors to the new issue of "The Great Smokies Review," the online literary magazine published by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville.
"The Wild Known," a collection of photographs by UNC Asheville senior Amy Schnell, will open with a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery on campus. The exhibit is the culmination of Schnell’s work toward a bachelor's degree with a major in art.