UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone has announced today that head men's basketball coach Eddie Biedebach has resigned to accept an assistant coaching position at UNC Wilmington with Buzz Peterson.
UNC Asheville's 29th annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 18, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Noted economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith will make forecasts on the business and financial outlook for the coming year. The seminar, sponsored by the UNC Asheville Economics Department and Parsec Financial, begins with a 6:15 p.m. reception, followed by the speakers at 7 p.m., and a question-and-answer period at 8 p.m. The seminar takes place at Lipinsky Auditorium on campus and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jonathan Shay, a renowned psychiatrist who has specialized in treating veterans of war, will offer three public talks, April 9-11, at UNC Asheville. He also will meet with UNC Asheville's Student-Veteran Alliance as well as students and community members.
The documentary film "The Race to Nowhere – The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture," will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Room 143. A panel discussion with educators, parents, students and community members will follow.
An investigation by UNC Asheville Police has resulted in the arrest of two suspects in an armed robbery that was reported in a campus parking lot the night of March 20. The victim of the robbery, a UNC Asheville student, was not injured.
With the April 15 deadline looming for filing income tax returns, Saturday, April 6, brings one last chance for community residents to get their income tax returns prepared for free by UNC Asheville volunteers as part of the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. The tax preparation assistance team will be ready to prepare tax returns from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 6, in the Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. (The library is closed March 30 for the Easter holiday.) No appointment is necessary.
The 2013 UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference will take place April 4-6 in various locations on campus. This biennial conference is a gathering of academics, artists and activists, including participants from around the country and abroad, addressing issues of gender, sexuality, diversity, human and civil rights.
The UNC Asheville Police Department is continuing its investigation into the report of a robbery of a UNC Asheville student that occurred Wednesday night, March 20, in parking lot P26, near Zeis Hall. The student was not injured.