Chris Bashinelli, traveling public TV host, will provide the keynote address as UNC Asheville presents a series of International Education Week events from Nov. 11-15. International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. The week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Susan Reinhardt, who won a loyal following during her many years as columnist with the Asheville Citizen-Times, will lead a comedic writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, on the UNC Asheville campus. “Writing Funny,” is a one-day, non-credit workshop from the university’s Great Smokies Writing Program.
Just in time for the changing seasons, UNC Asheville offers the 2014 Western North Carolina Weather Calendar, complete with daily average high and low temperatures, phases of the moon and daily sunrise and sunset times.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Asheville will hold a meeting from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in the Highsmith University Union, room 235, on the UNC Asheville campus.
"She/Iteration," a collection of paintings by UNC Asheville senior Annie Jewett, will open on Friday, October 25, at the Asheville Community Theatre. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the theater. The exhibit is the culmination of Jewett’s work toward a bachelor's degree with a major in art.
Ellis Goldberg, a leading scholar of Middle East politics will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. His talk, "Revolution Interrupted," 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.
Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor and founder of Natasha’s Justice Project, will discuss her efforts to end the backlog of untested rape kits to bring justice in cases of sexual assault in a presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s new Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory, slated to open early in 2014, will provide the university, area K-12 schools and the community with an important new facility for teaching about science and observing the universe.