UNC Asheville named its fitness area in honor of Samuel Schuman, the university’s third chancellor (1991-1993), in an August 24 ceremony that brought together present and former faculty and staff, Schuman’s family and friends, and even some of his former students.
Poet Tina Barr and novelist Bonnie MacDougal will kick off the Writers at Home fall series with a reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library will host a reception at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, to introduce the new exhibition of photos and vintage technology, called “Our Evolving Library.” The reception will provide library patrons and supporters a chance to talk to library staff about future needs and direction of library services.
The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees recently welcomed new members and elected officers. The board is composed of 13 members; eight are appointed by the UNC Board of Governors and four are appointed by the North Carolina governor. The UNC Asheville Student Government Association president, who is elected by the student body, also is a voting member of the board.
The future of Venezuela in the wake of Hugo Chavez’ death will be the topic of the first Fall 2013 World Affairs Council series presentation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. The series 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.
Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, will present a talk, "Colombia Transformed, Architecture = Politics," at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in UNC Asheville's Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville will welcome some 600 freshmen to campus on Friday, August 16, when the residence halls open to new students and the university holds its annual Convocation ceremony. UNC Asheville enrolled 553 first-year students last fall, and 540 in the fall of 2011.
EVENT NOW RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 6 - Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters, will discuss the role of race, gender and class in American society in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center. The event is free and open to the public.