Some 2,000 family and friends gathered in UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena on Saturday, Dec. 15, to celebrate the university's newest graduates. Included among the 243 who earned diplomas in December are 12 graduates of UNC Asheville's growing Master of Liberal Arts program.
UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) announces its spring lineup of workshops for local writers in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges has announced the reaffirmation of accreditation for UNC Asheville. The announcement came at the SACS annual meeting this week in Dallas. The accreditation term is 10 years. The SACS Commission on Colleges is a regional accrediting body for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
UNC Asheville's Department of Public Safety will conduct a routine test of the campus outdoor emergency siren and speaker system, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. This is a routine test in accordance with the University's emergency notification maintenance and testing protocols.
The UNC Asheville Singers, also known as the Studio 18 vocal ensemble, will perform at the White House for a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama and attended by hundreds of dignitaries and invited guests.
UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder has been named a Fellow by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Ponder was among several higher education leaders to receive this honor, bestowed at the NCHC's annual conference, held last month in Boston. NCHC chooses Fellows based upon sustained contribution to honors education, including scholarly activities and leadership of national, state and local honors education organizations.
Richard Chess and Katherine Min of UNC Asheville's literature faculty were both awarded prestigious honors this fall semester. Chess was named Western Region Distinguished Poet by the North Carolina Poetry Society and its Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. Min was named the winner of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award.
UNC Asheville students will showcase their work in community service projects and internships at a celebration with community partners from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Kimmel Arena on campus.