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TONIGHT: William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr. and Kirsten Mullen co-authors of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Ame...
10/15/2020
Economics Webinar: "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century," with William A. Darity Jr. - News And Events | UNC Asheville

TONIGHT: William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr. and Kirsten Mullen co-authors of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, will be featured in this concluding webinar in the fall 2020 series from UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics. This online event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, and is free and open to all. Registration is required.

William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr., co-author of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr. and Kirsten Mullen co-authors of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, will be featured in this concluding webi...

TODAY: UNC Asheville’s student AfroMusics Ensemble, directed by Adama Dembele and Jonathan King, will perform live at no...
10/15/2020
Live at Lunch Concert - UNC Asheville's AfroMusics Ensemble - News And Events | UNC Asheville

TODAY: UNC Asheville’s student AfroMusics Ensemble, directed by Adama Dembele and Jonathan King, will perform live at noon on Thursday, Oct.15 on the quad. The show will be live-streamed on the UNCA Music page – in-person attendance is free, but limited to UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff, with limited numbers and physical distancing to conform with COVID-19 safety protocols.

UNC Asheville’s student AfroMusics Ensemble, directed by Adama Dembele and Jonathan King, will perform live at noon on Thursday, Oct.15 at Reed Plaza on the campus. The show will be livestreamed on the Department of Music page – in-person attendance is free, but limited to UNC Asheville...

The Internship Event: On Thursday, October 15th at noon, employers will spend 60 seconds pitching their internships to s...
10/13/2020
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The Internship Event: On Thursday, October 15th at noon, employers will spend 60 seconds pitching their internships to students. These will be for Spring and Summer 2021 and include both in-person (following all safety guidelines) and remote options. It's always a fun event in person and should translate well into a Zoom event. Students can register on Handshake (and check out the employer list — more will be added over the next week) or email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come and check it out — if you've never been, it's great to hear the range of internships available to our students. Just email [email protected] to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.

UNC Asheville Career Center

TheatreUNCA will bring Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to life as a radio drama podcast with an online debut s...
10/13/2020
TheatreUNCA To “Stage” the Classic Greek Tragedy "Antigone" as a Radio Drama Podcast, Streaming Oct. 18-25 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

TheatreUNCA will bring Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to life as a radio drama podcast with an online debut set for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 on the UNC Asheville Department of Drama’s Vimeo channel. Visit drama.unca.edu/engage/theatreunca to register for this free event and receive a password-protected link to listen to the show between Oct 18 and 25.

TheatreUNCA will bring Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy "Antigone" to life as a radio drama podcast with an online debut set for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 on the UNC Asheville Department of Drama’s Vimeo channel. Visit drama.unca.edu/engage/theatreunca to register for this free event and rec...

UNC Asheville and Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort have established the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise Scholarship Endow...
10/13/2020
UNC Asheville and Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Announce Scholarship Opportunity for WNC Students - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville and Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort have established the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise Scholarship Endowment to award undergraduate scholarships to students from Western North Carolina.

UNC Asheville and the Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos have established the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise Scholarship Endowment to award undergraduate scholarships to students from Western North Carolina.

UPDATE: Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m. The University has resumed normal operations, and will maintain an increased law enforcement ...
10/11/2020

UPDATE: Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m. The University has resumed normal operations, and will maintain an increased law enforcement presence throughout the coming days. Campus facilities and buildings are open and operating with all COVID-19 virus mitigation and health protocols in place.

The investigation related to the communication we received remains ongoing with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and we will provide updates as additional information is available and appropriate to share. All official updates on the situation can be found at bulldogalert.unca.edu.

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: As of 7:00 p.m. Oct. 9, UNC Asheville, in consultation with federal, state, and local law enforcement...
10/09/2020

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: As of 7:00 p.m. Oct. 9, UNC Asheville, in consultation with federal, state, and local law enforcement, lifted the “shelter in place” order. Please remain vigilant and check bulldogalert.unca.edu for updates.

10/09/2020
UNC Asheville BulldogAlert

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: As of 7:00 p.m. Oct. 9, UNC Asheville, in consultation with federal, state, and local law enforcement, lifted the “shelter in place” order. Please remain vigilant and check bulldogalert.unca.edu for updates.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: UNC Asheville is currently in “shelter in place” status and will be sustained until further notice. Multiple law enforcement agencies, federal, state and local, are working together with UNC Asheville Campus Police to continue the investigation. Continue to check bulldogalert.unca.edu for the latest updates.

UPDATE 2 p.m.: We write to give you a campus community update. UNC Asheville is currently in “shelter in place” status and will be sustained until further notice. Multiple law enforcement agencies are working together with UNC Asheville Campus Police to continue the investigation.

On-Campus Shelter in Place - Do Not Come to Campus
Due to a threat to the UNC Asheville community there will be no in-person classes, practices or activities on campus today. All residential students should shelter in place, all non-essential personnel should return home. We will provide updates as they become available. Updates at http://bulldogalert.unca.edu/

BulldogAlert - UNC Asheville's Emergency Notification System

High school students: Thinking about #UNCAvl? Want a chance at a $250 book scholarship once you’re here? Register for Di...
10/08/2020
Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House - UNC Asheville

High school students: Thinking about #UNCAvl? Want a chance at a $250 book scholarship once you’re here? Register for Discovery Day by 10/17 and be entered into a raffle for a book scholarship. cc: UNCA Admissions & Financial Aid

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House gives students and families a chance to see what makes the UNC Asheville experience unique.

What's better than free tacos? Trick question. Nothing is better than free tacos. Get a free taco tonight during UNC Ash...
10/08/2020

What's better than free tacos? Trick question. Nothing is better than free tacos. Get a free taco tonight during UNC Asheville Alumni Association's "Let's TACO 'bout Philanthropy" as part of Student Philanthropy Week at #UNCAvl. Be sure to register. 💯

10/08/2020

NOON TODAY: UNC Asheville will continue its fall 2020 series of free webinars on economics with a talk by Tomáš Sedláček, chief macroeconomic strategist at Czech commercial bank CSOB and author of Economics of Good and Evil: the Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street. This online event is free and open to everyone via Zoom.

UNC Asheville Assistant Professor Mildred K. Barya has won the 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her creative non-fi...
10/08/2020
Mildred K. Barya Wins the 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville Assistant Professor Mildred K. Barya has won the 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her creative non-fiction entry, “Being Here in This Body.” As the award recipient, Barya will receive $1,500 and a week-long residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines.

The following news release was issued by the North Carolina Humanities Council. CHARLOTTE, NC (October 2, 2020) The North Carolina Humanities Council is pleased to announce Mildred K Barya as the recipient of its 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her creative non-fiction entry, “Being Here in ...

As part of the English Department's Visiting Writers Series, UNC Asheville will be hosting bestselling author John Grish...
10/07/2020
TICKETED Live Stream: Lunch with John Grisham and Wiley Cash discussing A Time For Mercy | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

As part of the English Department's Visiting Writers Series, UNC Asheville will be hosting bestselling author John Grisham for the live online release of his new novel, A Time for Mercy, which is a sequel to his wildly successful novel A Time to Kill. The live event, which will be a conversation between John Grisham and UNC Asheville Writer-in-Residence Wiley Cash, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 at 12:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe.

Malaprop's and UNC Asheville are thrilled to host a release-day virtual event for A Time for Mercy with John Grisham, in conversation with UNCA's Writer-in-Residence, Wiley Cash.

TONIGHT: Join the UNC Asheville community for a Trivia Night in celebration of Student Philanthropy Week. Trivia rounds ...
10/07/2020
UNC Asheville Trivia Night

TONIGHT: Join the UNC Asheville community for a Trivia Night in celebration of Student Philanthropy Week. Trivia rounds will include UNC Asheville history and knowledge. Winners will receive a UNCA swag pack. You must register to attend. 🏆

UNC Asheville Alumni Association

Alumni, students, and friends are invited to participate in a game of UNC Asheville themed trivia. Registration to participate is free.

The Turning of the Maples has long-been an annual fall tradition at UNC Asheville, but this year it’s on the move and co...
10/07/2020
Registration Open for UNC Asheville’s First-Ever Turning of the Maples Virtual 5K, Oct. 23-25 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

The Turning of the Maples has long-been an annual fall tradition at UNC Asheville, but this year it’s on the move and coming to you, for a celebration wherever you are. UNC Asheville has announced the inaugural Turning of the Maples Virtual 5K. Complete your 3.1 mile run/walk the weekend of October 23-25, 2020, to take in the colorful fall leaves wherever you are.

The Turning of the Maples has long-been an annual fall tradition at UNC Asheville, but this year it’s on the move and coming to you, for a celebration wherever you are. UNC Asheville has announced the inaugural Turning of the Maples Virtual 5K. Complete your 3.1 mile run/walk the weekend of Octobe...

10/05/2020
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UNC Asheville is the latest four-year institution to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members: $1,000 a year for in-state students and $2,000 a year for out-of-state students.

UNC Asheville’s seventh African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference will take place o...
10/05/2020
Now Online, Oct. 16 - UNC Asheville’s African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference Will Bring Together Scholars and Community - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville’s seventh African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference will take place online this year, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16. The conference is free and open to everyone; the conference schedule and registration information will be posted at the conference website, aawnc.unca.edu, closer to the date.

African American Health and the COVID-19 Crisis, Community Resilience Models, Reflecting BLM in Art, and the 400-Year Context Will Be Focus Areas UNC Asheville’s seventh African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference will take place online this year, from 10 a.m.-3 ...

It's Student Philanthropy Week at UNC Asheville and there are lots of ways for alumni to get involved! Whether you parti...
10/05/2020
2020 Student Philanthropy Week

It's Student Philanthropy Week at UNC Asheville and there are lots of ways for alumni to get involved! Whether you participate in UNC Asheville trivia, make a gift, or spread the word, students appreciate the support of our alumni family.
Learn more and lend a paw today: unca.edu/LendAPaw

Join me and make a gift to 2020 Student Philanthropy Week

October is NC Countdown to College with College Foundation of North Carolina - CFNC. Princess Collins is a sophomore at ...
10/05/2020
North Carolina Countdown to College | CFNC

October is NC Countdown to College with College Foundation of North Carolina - CFNC. Princess Collins is a sophomore at the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Watch as she shares how she paved her way to success by submitting the FAFSA and taking advantage of scholarship opportunities.

College Application Week will take place October 19 – 23rd, 2020. Get help applying for college.

Join us Monday – Friday, October 5 – 9 for National Voter Education Week! Tabling on Highsmith Plaza is scheduled for Tu...
10/05/2020
Home - UNCA Votes

Join us Monday – Friday, October 5 – 9 for National Voter Education Week! Tabling on Highsmith Plaza is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with voter registration forms and voter pledges available. Ask all your questions and get the answers from student voter registration volunteers. And be sure to pick up your limited edition UNCA Votes stickers, “I am a Voter” masks and free scoop of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream coupons – first come, first served! 🇺🇸

Welcome to UNCA Votes Find everything you need here to successfully register & vote in N.C. This website is a non-partisan resource for the UNC Asheville campus community and the voters of Buncombe County. Voter education resources and campus outreach initiatives are compiled in one place, with the ...

William A. Darity Jr. will discuss reparations on Oct. 15, and Tomáš Sedláček will present about “Economics of Good ...
10/02/2020
Reparations and “Economics of Good and Evil” are the Subjects of Economics Webinars Presented by UNC Asheville on Oct. 8 and 15 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

William A. Darity Jr. will discuss reparations on Oct. 15, and Tomáš Sedláček will present about “Economics of Good and Evil” on Oct. 8, in the final fall-semester webinars presented by UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics, the Cary Caperton Owen Professorship in Economics, and the student Economics Club. These events are free and open to everyone via Zoom.

William A. Darity Jr. will discuss reparations on Oct. 15, and Tomáš Sedláček will present about “Economics of Good and Evil” on Oct. 8, in the final fall-semester webinars presented by UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics, the Cary Caperton Owen Professorship in Economics, and the ...

There’s a reason the giant cookies on alumna Caroline Dockery’s Instagram page for her bakery, Morsel Cookie Company , l...
10/01/2020
Sweet Success - Stories from UNC Asheville

There’s a reason the giant cookies on alumna Caroline Dockery’s Instagram page for her bakery, Morsel Cookie Company , look so good.

Part of it is that they’re giant cookies, obviously. 🍪

There’s a reason the giant cookies on alumna Caroline Dockery’s Instagram page for her bakery, Morsel, look so good.Part of it is that they’re giant cookies, obviously.The other part is that Dockery’s degree in art from UNC Asheville help guide her photography skills as she works to promote ...

In a time of the pandemic, UNC Asheville students show off their masks and why they wear them as well as encourage other...
10/01/2020
Behind the Mask: UNC Asheville Students - Stories from UNC Asheville

In a time of the pandemic, UNC Asheville students show off their masks and why they wear them as well as encourage other students, faculty/staff, and on-campus visitors to wear a mask in order to get back to normal as efficiently possible.

Cover Photo from Joey Hill

Honor your UNC Asheville roots with a commemorative sapling! These oak saplings were grown by our students from the very...
09/29/2020
Honor Your Roots 2020

Honor your UNC Asheville roots with a commemorative sapling! These oak saplings were grown by our students from the very trees you walked through on campus. Proceeds support student scholarships. 🌳 UNC Asheville Alumni Association Learn More:

Support UNC Asheville students and get your own commemorative sapling!

UNC Asheville has become the first undergraduate institution in the nation to be part of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate P...
09/29/2020
UNC Asheville Becomes First Undergraduate Institution to be Part of Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership; Virtual Information Session Set for Oct. 1 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has become the first undergraduate institution in the nation to be part of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP). Funded by the Sloan Foundation, the program is designed to increase the number of Native American and Indigenous students attending graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

UNC Asheville has become the first undergraduate institution in the nation to be part of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP). Funded by the Sloan Foundation, the program is designed to increase the number of Native American and Indigenous students attending graduate programs in science,...

John Grisham’s new novel, A Time For Mercy, the follow-up to his beloved novel A Time to Kill, launches nationally on Tu...
09/28/2020
John Grisham to Launch New Novel In Webinar Conversation with Wiley Cash, on Oct. 13 at Noon, Presented by Malaprop’s Bookstore and UNC Asheville - News And Events | UNC Asheville

John Grisham’s new novel, A Time For Mercy, the follow-up to his beloved novel A Time to Kill, launches nationally on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Grisham will kick off his online book tour with a noon Zoom conversation with another best-selling novelist, and UNC Asheville writer-in-residence, Wiley Cash.

John Grisham’s new novel, A Time For Mercy, the follow-up to his beloved novel A Time to Kill, launches nationally on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Grisham will kick off his online book tour with a noon Zoom conversation with another best-selling novelist, Wiley Cash.

Moon Duchin, the mathematician called upon by Pennsylvania’s governor to aid in drawing up nonpartisan Congressional dis...
09/28/2020
"Gerrymandering, Mathematics and Fairness" – Mathematician Moon Duchin to Deliver UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture as a Webinar on Oct. 15 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Moon Duchin, the mathematician called upon by Pennsylvania’s governor to aid in drawing up nonpartisan Congressional district maps, will share how she uses mathematical modelling to assess the fairness of district lines when she delivers UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture via Zoom, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. This webinar, titled Gerrymandering, Mathematics and Fairness, is free and open to everyone.

Moon Duchin, the mathematician called upon by Pennsylvania’s governor to aid in drawing up nonpartisan Congressional district maps, will share how she uses mathematical modelling to assess the fairness of district lines when she delivers UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture via Zoom, at 7 p.m. o...

Are you thinking about UNC Asheville? Tomorrow is Discovery Day. Although it will look different, there’s plenty of oppo...
09/25/2020
Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House - UNC Asheville

Are you thinking about UNC Asheville? Tomorrow is Discovery Day. Although it will look different, there’s plenty of opportunities to see what UNC Asheville is all about, including virtual tours of the campus and chats with professors in your areas of interest.

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House gives students and families a chance to see what makes the UNC Asheville experience unique. Through distinctive Academic and Student Life Showcases, students can meet one-on-one with faculty, learn about life inside and outside the classroom, tour campus, and get to know Asheville, one of the coolest cities in the Southeast.

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Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House gives students and families a chance to see what makes the UNC Asheville experience unique.

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At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,800 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.

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