UNC Asheville Honors Program

UNC Asheville Honors Program UNC Asheville Honors Program. The Honors Program provides a rich curriculum for motivated students who seek to understand themselves and make a difference in the world.

Together, students and faculty form a community of caring, dedicated, and enthusiastic scholars.

Operating as usual

Honors is fun!
01/19/2016

Honors is fun!

01/19/2016

The Laurel Forum is the Honors Reading Room and we welcome students coming over to study. These are the regularly scheduled times for Honors courses this semester when the Forum is NOT available: Mon. 8-12:15; Tues. 9:55 - 11:35; Wed. 8-12:15; Thurs. 9:55 - 11:35 and 1:20 - 2:35; Fri. 8-9:15 and 11-12:15. Check the white board for a weekly schedule.

10/22/2015
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The Honors Student Advisory Board is currently working on a project called Sparks: Bright Ideas in Short Seminars, which is a seminar series for Honors students at UNC Asheville that will begin in the 2016 Spring Semester. If you have a topic that you would like to give a presentation about next semester, please fill out a proposal form (Link below.) by the first day of classes for next semester (January 11 2016).

If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected].

We love treats from Honors students! Thank you, Mia Dadian!
08/20/2015

We love treats from Honors students! Thank you, Mia Dadian!

Counting cash from the Honors piggy bank and there's enough for an XXL bag of M&Ms. Thanks everyone. Time to fill the ca...
08/07/2015

Counting cash from the Honors piggy bank and there's enough for an XXL bag of M&Ms. Thanks everyone. Time to fill the candy jar!

25 days and counting. It will be wonderful to have students filling up the office again!
07/23/2015

25 days and counting. It will be wonderful to have students filling up the office again!

Congrats to Carina Lopez '15 for her winning design in the Inflatables Category of Costume Drama: A Fashion Show. Winnin...
07/16/2015

Congrats to Carina Lopez '15 for her winning design in the Inflatables Category of Costume Drama: A Fashion Show. Winning designs in the front window at Bellagio Everyday in downtown Asheville. Amazing!

Kelly Olshan '15 gifted the Honors Program this amazing piece, "Strive," from her senior show. It now graces the Laurel ...
07/09/2015

Kelly Olshan '15 gifted the Honors Program this amazing piece, "Strive," from her senior show. It now graces the Laurel Forum. Visit her extraordinary website, kellyolshan.com. Thank you so much!

Timeline Photos
08/19/2014

Timeline Photos

08/18/2014

Annual Art Faculty Exhibition Opens August 22
S. Tucker Cooke Gallery Opening Reception at 6:00 p.m.

The 2014-2015 year kicks off on August 22 with the Annual Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Participating in the exhibition are Professors Virginia Derryberry (painting), Robert Dunning (printmaking), and Robert Tynes (painting); Associate Professors Tamie Beldue (drawing) and Megan Wolfe (ceramics); Assistant Professors Jackson Martin (sculpture), Brent Skidmore (sculpture), and Eric Tomberlin (photography); Lecturer: Matt West (sculpture); Adjunct Associate Professor: Scott Lowrey (drawing); and Adjunct Assistant Professor: Carrie Tomberlin (photography).

The exhibition will be on display through September 19, 2014. The gallery, located on the first floor of Owen Hall, is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Connect with Us
07/25/2014
Connect with Us

Connect with Us

  Click on the buttons to connect with the UNC Asheville Career Center:      We are located at: UNC Asheville 259 Highsmith University Union Asheville, NC 28804 [email protected] (828) 251-6515 ...

What Is Noise, a fabulous 7-piece chamber ensemble, will be performing in Lipinsky Auditorium this Wednesday at 6:30. We...
04/28/2014

What Is Noise, a fabulous 7-piece chamber ensemble, will be performing in Lipinsky Auditorium this Wednesday at 6:30. We’ll get to hear the same program that they’ll be presenting May 5th at Carnegie Hall.

www.whatisnoisemusic.com

04/21/2014

Patrick Bahls to read his poetry tomorrow night!

West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
p. (828) 250-4750

The West Asheville Library is on Haywood Road between the police station and the West Asheville Baptist Church.

"Hi, friends! I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow evening (Tuesday, April 22) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. I will be reading my poetry at the West Asheville branch of the Buncombe County Public Library. This opportunity was given me in my role as one of Rick Chess's mentors under the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets program sponsored by the NC Poetry Society. Rick will read a poem or two and introduce me, after which I'll spend 40 minutes or so reading my own work, including a number of poems both published and unpublished.

If you're free tomorrow night, I hope you can stop by!"

Poetry readings yesterday at Malaprops Bookstore in downtown Asheville. Our own Caroline Ketcham and Corey McClintock!
04/21/2014

Poetry readings yesterday at Malaprops Bookstore in downtown Asheville.

Our own Caroline Ketcham and Corey McClintock!

Congratulations to the 2014 Phyllis Betts Award winners, graduating seniors Kyle Cavagnini, Caroline Ketcham and Corey M...
04/18/2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Phyllis Betts Award winners, graduating seniors Kyle Cavagnini, Caroline Ketcham and Corey McClintock! Pictured with Professor Betts and Patrick Bahls are Caroline Ketcham and Kyle Cavagnini. The Betts Award represents outstanding academic achievement in the Honors Program.

Timeline Photos
04/16/2014

Timeline Photos

04/15/2014

Dodgeball Tournament
to benefit
I Have a Dream Foundation
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00 am
Student Recreation Center Intramural Courts

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3ZQMZSF

Teams consist of five members each (or a few more) and must be co-ed. Cost is $4 per person and can be paid at the event. All fees go directly to support the I Have A Dream Foundation of Asheville, http://www.ihadasheville.org/.

A "dreamer" from the foundation will serve as a sixth player on all teams. Team spirit abounds at these tournaments! Get ready to meet some cool middle-schoolers who are really good at dodgeball!!

Donations outside of tournament participation are also encouraged and can be made at the tournament. Contact Erin Berry at [email protected] or (828) 448-8478 for more information.

Troubling Accents: A Singular Voice from the New SouthTwo Poetry Readings by R. Flowers Rivera in Celebration of Nationa...
04/14/2014

Troubling Accents: A Singular Voice from the New South
Two Poetry Readings by R. Flowers Rivera in Celebration of National Poetry Month, April 21 & 22, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC — NC Stage and the UNCA Literature and Language Department, in celebration of National Poetry Month, are proud to present celebrated poet R. Flowers Rivera who will read from her latest collection, Troubling Accents. Rivera utilizes poetry to speak to conditions of race, gender, and personal identity in the South, often merging traditional assumptions with modern re-interpretations and empowerment.

On Monday, April 21, Rivera will be the featured reader for the ongoing Altamont Reading Series at NC Stage, 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville. This series takes place the third Monday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m. Rivera will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be followed by an open mic. Admission is $5.

On Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., the Literature and Language Department at UNCA will host a reading by R. Flowers Rivera in the Glasshouse, a lecture hall/green house adjoined to Ramsey Library on the campus of UNC-Asheville. This is event is free and open to the public.

“The American South of the nation’s imagination usually consists of little more than caricatures. ‘Designing Women,’ Jeff Foxworthy, moon pies, mint juleps, ignorance, and violence. Yet, my home place is much more complex. I want to serve as a witness, a go-between, to offer yet another perspective of the music and the language.

“I can’t deny that the labels are useful as a kind of shorthand: female, Black, Southern, Catholic, bisexual, lover, teacher, poet, mother, daughter, wife,” explains poet R. Flowers Rivera. “However, at some point, one understands that she must subvert the identities. How long or why does a person continue to have allegiances to groups who want demand that you deny parts of yourself?”

To view Rivera’s work, visit http://promethea.com.
[Images are attached. Please contact if you would like high-res images, or an interview with Rivera.]

04/14/2014
Writers at Home Series | Asheville Graduate Center

Writers at Home Series Continues with Readings by UNC Asheville Scholarship Winners

UNC Asheville's undergraduate writing scholarship winners will present their works in the next installment of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series. Authors include Chris Hill, Caroline Ketcham and Corey McClintock. The reading begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville, and is free and open to the public.

Caroline Ketcham is a senior environmental studies major at UNC Asheville. Ketcham, winner of the Topp/Grillot Poetry Scholarship, is inspired by place and nature in her poetry and often writes about places she has lived, including the mountains of New Hampshire and Western North Carolina.

Chris Hill is a junior creative writing major and the recipient of the Comfort Scholarship for creative writing. Hill volunteers as the editor-in-chief of Headwaters, UNC Asheville's literary arts magazine. Hill’s literary fiction has been published in two issues of Headwaters.

Corey McClintock, also a winner of the Topp/Grillot Poetry Scholarship, will graduate from UNC Asheville in May with degrees in chemistry and literature. After graduation she plans to travel and pursue a career as a science writer.

The Writers at Home series is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. For more information about the program, visit agc.unca.edu/writers-home-series or call 828.250.2353.

The Writers at Home Series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, takes place at Malaprop's Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC. The readings are free and open to the public.Writers at Home Series Continues with Readings by UNC Asheville Scholarship WinnersUNC Ash...

Timeline Photos
04/09/2014

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
04/09/2014

Timeline Photos

On April 12th from 9am-12pm  and the UNC Asheville History Dept are hosting a workday at the historic South Asheville Af...
04/07/2014

On April 12th from 9am-12pm and the UNC Asheville History Dept are hosting a workday at the historic South Asheville African American Cemetery. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to become involved in the Asheville community and learn more about Asheville's history.

Lunch and water will be provided.

I would appreciate it if you could share this with the members of the UNC Asheville Honors Department.

Location: St. John A. Baptist Church, 20 Dalton St. Kenilworth, Asheville NC.
Date: Saturday April 12th
Time: 9am-12pm

Troubling Accents: A Singular Voice from the New SouthTwo Poetry Readings by R. Flowers Rivera in Celebration of Nationa...
04/07/2014
Promethea - R. Flowers Rivera


Troubling Accents: A Singular Voice from the New South
Two Poetry Readings by R. Flowers Rivera in Celebration of National Poetry Month, April 21 & 22, 2014


ASHEVILLE, NC — NC Stage and the UNC Asheville Literature and Language Department, in celebration of National Poetry Month, are proud to present celebrated poet R. Flowers Rivera who will read from her latest collection, Troubling Accents. Rivera utilizes poetry to speak to conditions of race, gender, and personal identity in the South, often merging traditional assumptions with modern re-interpretations and empowerment.

On Monday, April 21, Rivera will be the featured reader for the ongoing Altamont Reading Series at NC Stage, 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville. This series takes place the third Monday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m. Rivera will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be followed by an open mic. Admission is $5.

On Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., the Literature and Language Department at UNC Asheville will host a reading by R. Flowers Rivera in the Glasshouse, a lecture hall/green house adjoined to Ramsey Library on the campus of UNC Asheville. This is event is free and open to the public.

“The American South of the nation’s imagination usually consists of little more than caricatures. ‘Designing Women,’ Jeff Foxworthy, moon pies, mint juleps, ignorance, and violence. Yet, my home place is much more complex. I want to serve as a witness, a go-between, to offer yet another perspective of the music and the language.

“I can’t deny that the labels are useful as a kind of shorthand: female, Black, Southern, Catholic, bisexual, lover, teacher, poet, mother, daughter, wife,” explains poet R. Flowers Rivera. “However, at some point, one understands that she must subvert the identities. How long or why does a person continue to have allegiances to groups who want demand that you deny parts of yourself?”

To view Rivera’s work, visit http://promethea.com.
[Images are attached. Please contact if you would like high-res images, or an interview with Rivera.]

R. Flowers Rivera is a Mississippi native with a Ph.D. in African American literature and creative writing from Binghamton University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and holds an M.A. from Hollins University, in addition to an M.S. from Georgia State University....

04/07/2014
Shored Up | Home Page

Screening tomorrow, April 8th, at 5:45 pm in Highsmith 143 - Shored Up, a documentary about climate change and our changing coastline. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Ben Kalina and Rob Young from WCU. More details on the film can be found here...

http://shoredupmovie.com/

Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, Atmospheric Sciences, the Honors Program, Western Carolina University, and Outcast films.

Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Is...

The Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) and Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) of Asheville will...
04/07/2014

The Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) and Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) of Asheville will be hosting a discussion on Child Abuse Prevention this Wednesday, April 9th in Highsmith Union 104 at 6:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the campus community. Together we can make Asheville-Buncombe a great place for all children to have a safe, healthy childhood, and the opportunity to reach their potential.

Thank You!

Runda Alamour
SNCAE President

Come hear Honors students Drew Benbow, Mel Holmes, Abby Killam and Lavadia Spaugh among others.
04/07/2014

Come hear Honors students Drew Benbow, Mel Holmes, Abby Killam and Lavadia Spaugh among others.

UNC Asheville Honors Program's cover photo
04/04/2014

UNC Asheville Honors Program's cover photo

http://unca.edu/campus-updates/unc-asheville-arts-fest-april-10-13-full-schedule-now-set
04/04/2014
UNC Asheville Arts Fest is April 10-13 - Full Schedule is Now Set | UNC Asheville :: North...

http://unca.edu/campus-updates/unc-asheville-arts-fest-april-10-13-full-schedule-now-set

The full schedule for UNC Asheville’s first-ever Arts Fest is now set, with evening concerts by two different Grammy Award winners, and a full day of free shows on the Quad by local and campus-based bands and dance ensembles. UNC Asheville Arts Fest takes place April 10-13 across campus with free an...

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