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Save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2020! More details on events and registration will be released soon. We look forwar...
11/12/2019

Save the date for Homecoming Weekend 2020! More details on events and registration will be released soon. We look forward to welcoming you home!

11/08/2019

Happy #CelebrateFirstGen day! Today we're honored to recognize the first recipient of the Michael Armstrong Memorial Scholarship which supports first-generation students eager to learn and make a difference. Learn more: https://www.givecampus.com/onx05k

Dr. Pierce tells the real history of moonshine in North Carolina as never before in this well-illustrated, entertaining ...
11/08/2019
Author Interview: Daniel S. Pierce on Why North Carolina Needs a Moonshine Hall of Fame (and Shame) - UNC Press Blog

Dr. Pierce tells the real history of moonshine in North Carolina as never before in this well-illustrated, entertaining book that uncovers secret stills and the people who ran them.

Today we’re pleased to share Part Two of our Q&A with Daniel S. Pierce, author of Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World. Check out Part One here. From the late nineteenth century well into the 1960s, North Carolina boasted some...

Did you know that tomorrow is #CelebrateFirstGen day? Nearly 1/3 of U.S. college students are first-generation. We are j...
11/07/2019

Did you know that tomorrow is #CelebrateFirstGen day? Nearly 1/3 of U.S. college students are first-generation. We are joining in on the celebration and want to know - who are our proud first-generation UNC Asheville alumni?

11/06/2019

Nominate your fellow alumni to receieve a UNC Asheville National Alumni Award before it's too late! Awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend February 20-21, 2020. Learn more: https://alumni.unca.edu/awards

Join us to hear historian, archivist, and UNC Asheville alum Kaye Lanning Minchew '78 give a talk on U.S. Presidents wit...
11/05/2019
Two Presidents with Southern Connections: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter - Talk by Historian Kaye Lanning Minchew - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Join us to hear historian, archivist, and UNC Asheville alum Kaye Lanning Minchew '78 give a talk on U.S. Presidents with southern connections.

Historian, archivist and UNC Asheville alum Kaye Lanning Minchew will give a free public talk – Two Presidents with Southern Connections: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter – at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Minchew, who is now working on a book on Jimmy Carte...

Who's ready for Bulldog Basketball?! 🏀
11/04/2019

Who's ready for Bulldog Basketball?! 🏀

05/11/2019

Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2019 🎓 You are officially alumni of UNC Asheville!

We're excited to celebrate Chancellor Cable and UNC Asheville this week!
04/24/2019

We're excited to celebrate Chancellor Cable and UNC Asheville this week!

Kicking off Chancellor Cable’s Installation celebration with an afternoon on the Quad, featuring music by our student ensembles, a special ice cream flavor, Cable Crunch, courtesy of The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, popcorn from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, and our own coffee blend from Dynamite Roasting Company!

Thanks to a brand-new Commencement tradition, loved ones of graduates will be able to give their student a tree sapling ...
04/22/2019
Honor Your Roots: UNC Asheville Starts New Sapling Tradition for Commencement - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Thanks to a brand-new Commencement tradition, loved ones of graduates will be able to give their student a tree sapling grown on campus by our students from the very trees they sat under, walked through, or perhaps climbed in during their time at UNC Asheville.

It’s not unusual for families and loved ones to bring graduates an armful of flowers or maybe a teddy bear wearing a mortarboard to celebrate their student’s success after they walk across the stage at Commencement. This year, however, new 2019 grads will have the chance to bring home a unique a...

04/18/2019
UNC Asheville

We hope you'll join us to celebrate the installation of Dr. Nancy J. Cable as the eighth chancellor of Asheville's university. Your alma mater is in good hands!

Join UNC Asheville on April 23–26, 2019 as we celebrate the installation of our eighth Chancellor Nancy J. Cable with a series of roundtable discussions featuring national thought leaders, concerts, and a campus ceremony, offering opportunities for the Asheville and UNC Asheville community to come together in conversation and celebration.

04/17/2019
Visit Asheville

You know a little something about the Land of the Sky 😉

In case you missed it! More than 15 Asheville musicians have collaborated on a "love song" to Asheville, "The Land of the Sky." The song and music video seek to capture Asheville's essence and highlight the city's diverse music scene! Learn more about the song and the Asheville music scene: https://bit.ly/2WMZ7fV.

Wow! The Bulldog community broke a record by raising $211,335 to support UNC Asheville student-athletes during the 2019 ...
04/01/2019
Historic 2019 Bulldog Challenge Raises Over $211,000 for UNC Asheville Athletics - UNC Asheville Athletics

Wow! The Bulldog community broke a record by raising $211,335 to support UNC Asheville student-athletes during the 2019 Bulldog Challenge. We are so grateful to the 752 donors who came together to make a difference in the lives of student-athletes. Go Bulldogs!

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Sixth Annual Bulldog Challenge proved to be the biggest yet with over $211,000 raised for UNC Asheville athletics.

There are only HOURS left to accept the Bulldog Challenge and make a gift to support your favorite UNC Asheville Bulldog...
03/31/2019
The 2019 Bulldog Challenge

There are only HOURS left to accept the Bulldog Challenge and make a gift to support your favorite UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics team. Will you be part of a historic Challenge and help us hit $200,000 before midnight?! Let's go Bulldogs!

Donate 👉https://www.givecampus.com/e2r30y

Join me and make a gift to The 2019 Bulldog Challenge!

03/17/2019
The 2019 Bulldog Challenge

It's Bulldog vs. Bulldog as each UNC Asheville athletic team competes in the annual Bulldog Challenge March 17-31. We are challenging student-athlete alumni and the community to make a gift to support your favorite athletic program. The team with the most unique donors on March 31 will be crowned our 2019 Bulldog Challenge Champions! Will your team claim victory? You decide!

Want to Experience Asheville? How about enjoying a FREE weekend getaway? Enter today to win a 2-night stay at the Double...
03/15/2019
2019 Asheville/Biltmore Farms DoubleTree

Want to Experience Asheville? How about enjoying a FREE weekend getaway? Enter today to win a 2-night stay at the DoubleTree Asheville Biltmore Hotel, two VIP game experiences for a UNC Asheville Men’s Basketball game next season and two 2-day Biltmore Estate passes. Don’t miss your chance to win – enter by TONIGHT at midnight!
https://app.wyng.com/5c642dac86577d0d6f8f2b61

We want to thank the more than 320 alumni who returned home to celebrate our National Alumni Awards Recipients, cheer on...
02/28/2019

We want to thank the more than 320 alumni who returned home to celebrate our National Alumni Awards Recipients, cheer on our Bulldog basketball teams, and boogie-down on the dance floor of the Orange Peel. We had a truly wonderful time reconnecting and reminiscing!

We want to thank the more than 320 alumni who returned home to celebrate our National Alumni Awards Recipients, cheer on our Bulldog basketball teams, and boogie-down on the dance floor of the Orange Peel. We had a truly wonderful time reconnecting and reminiscing!

The Roy A. Taylor Distinguished Alumnus or Alumna Award is the highest award given to an alumnus/a and recognizes those ...
02/23/2019

The Roy A. Taylor Distinguished Alumnus or Alumna Award is the highest award given to an alumnus/a and recognizes those graduates of UNC Asheville and its predecessor colleges for extraordinary achievement. Political science graduate and student activist David Ramseur has had a noted career as a political aid, serving as press secretary and chief of staff to two Alaska governors, then as chief of staff to Anchorage’s mayor and to the state’s first Democratic US Senator in nearly 40 years. Please join us in recognizing Dave!

The Thomas D. Reynolds Award recognizes alumni for exemplary service to UNC Asheville. Karen K. Brown has been a profess...
02/22/2019

The Thomas D. Reynolds Award recognizes alumni for exemplary service to UNC Asheville. Karen K. Brown has been a professional artist for over 30 years, and her artwork is displayed in numerous galleries, private and corporate collections nationwide. Karen has a studio/gallery in the Rivers Arts District. She is very active in the university community, first with the UNC Asheville Alumni Association and then on the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees. Please join us in recognizing Karen!

The Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes those faculty whose service to students goes beyond the classroom. Ann...
02/22/2019

The Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes those faculty whose service to students goes beyond the classroom. Ann Dunn is a faculty member, a mentor, a dancer, and a leader in the arts community. As a faculty member of UNC Asheville since 1996, Ann teaches an average of 200 students per year and is known as an extraordinary mentor and advisor to both students and alumni. Join us in recognizing Professor Dunn!

The Order of Pisgah Award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor. Marquis McGee curre...
02/20/2019

The Order of Pisgah Award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor. Marquis McGee currently serves as associate director of first-year programs at James Madison University.

He has spent nearly 20 years providing academic and social support for students in K-12 and Higher education as a counselor, advisor, instructor, and university administrator.

As a first-generation college graduate, he is very passionate about helping first-generation and marginalized students gain access to and successfully navigate college.

Please join us in recognizing Marquis McGee!

The Order of Pisgah Award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor. Peter Haschke is a ...
02/19/2019

The Order of Pisgah Award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor. Peter Haschke is a leader in the political science profession. He has worked as an expert consultant on human rights violations and civil conflict for a joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank study on development and conflict prevention and resolution.

Upon his return to UNC Asheville as a faculty member in 2013, he joined the human rights measurement project, the Political Terror Scale (PTS) as a principal investigator and has published several papers.

Join us in recognizing Peter at the National Alumni Awards Banquet: https://goo.gl/Di6mTB

The Francine M. Delany Award recognizes exemplary service to the community, state, or nation. Sabine Moses, a WNC native...
02/18/2019

The Francine M. Delany Award recognizes exemplary service to the community, state, or nation. Sabine Moses, a WNC native, is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and one of three women math teachers at Erwin High School. She believes in the success of all students and works endlessly to help them achieve their dreams.

Join us in recognizing Sabine's commitment to our community at the National Alumni Awards Banquet this Homecoming Weekend. Register: https://uncahomecoming2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=alumniAwardsPosts

01/31/2019
UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics

Go Bulldogs! 👏👏👏

‪We had the opportunity to honor our 67 percent (139) of student-athletes that earned a 3.0 or higher during the fall of 2018 at today’s men’s basketball game! #ThePursuit ‬

Your alma mater has been recognized as a 2018 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation! Shoutout to our students, fac...
01/30/2019

Your alma mater has been recognized as a 2018 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation! Shoutout to our students, faculty, and staff who are working every day to make this campus as sustainable as possible.
https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/

UNC Asheville alumna, Beth Porter '12, featured on Getting Curious with host Jonathan Van Ness. Can you believe? We can!
01/14/2019
What’s Really Going on with Recycling, Hunny? with Beth Porter

UNC Asheville alumna, Beth Porter '12, featured on Getting Curious with host Jonathan Van Ness. Can you believe? We can!

Beth Porter is Green America’s Climate & Recycling Director, as well as the author of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System who joins Jonathan to talk all things recycling; what is is, how it works, if plastic straws are as dangerous we’ve been told, how oil prices effect recycled plastic demands, and more.Find Beth’s work at https://www.bethrecycles.com/ She’s on Twitter https://twitter.com/bethrecycles and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bethrecycles/Buy her book Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System here:https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538105399/Reduce-Reuse-Reimagine-Sorting-Out-the-Recycling-System For more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com.Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook.Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.This episode is sponsored by Poshmark (code: JVN5), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: CURIOUS), Hotels.com (www.youtube.com/hotelsdotcom), Pluto Pillow (www.plutopillow.com code: CURIOUS), and Grove Collaborative (www.grove.co/JVN).

Curious what caliber of students are attending your alma mater these days? Check out NASA intern Makennah Bristow's work...
01/10/2019
Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet

Curious what caliber of students are attending your alma mater these days? Check out NASA intern Makennah Bristow's work on discovering a new exoplanet.

Although NASA's Kepler space telescope ran out of fuel and ended its mission in 2018, citizen scientists have used its data to discover an exoplanet 226 light-years away in the Taurus constellation.

Steep Canyon Rangers, GRAMMY award-winning sextet featuring UNC Asheville alumnus Mike Guggino ‘01, will be performing...
01/06/2019
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, GRAMMY award-winning sextet featuring UNC Asheville alumnus Mike Guggino ‘01, will be performing live at the Explore Asheville Arena on January 19.

Steep Canyon Rangers New Album 'Out In The Open' - Available Now

Mark your calendar for February 19-23 and return to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend 2019! Join us for athletic ga...
01/04/2019
Alumni Events | Homecoming

Mark your calendar for February 19-23 and return to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend 2019! Join us for athletic games, special alumni events, an alumni zone, and more. Registration coming soon. #UncAvl

Come back to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend, February 19-23! We've got athletic games, special alumni events, an alumni zone, and more. Take a look at our schedule below. More details and registration information will be released soon.   Thursday, February 21 9:00 p.m. Nearly Naked Mile  E...

Each year UNC Asheville recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their communities, ...
01/03/2019
National Alumni Awards | Alumni

Each year UNC Asheville recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their communities, or fields of endeavor. Learn more about the awards and nominate a deserving alum today!

Each year the University of North Carolina at Asheville recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their communities, or fields of endeavor. Because of the exemplary nature of their achievements, recipients represent the very best the UNC Asheville experience and in...

Wishing you a happy 2019!
01/01/2019

Wishing you a happy 2019!

Happy New Year, Bulldogs!

12/31/2018

There is still time to make a difference in student lives in 2018! Please consider making a gift to UNC Asheville to support life-changing experiences for our students. All gifts received by midnight on December 31 are tax-deductible for 2018. Donate here: https://www.givecampus.com/6nap73

With the Holiday season in full swing, learn how UNC Asheville’s Food Equity Initiative is ‘Sharing the Feast’ wit...
12/26/2018
Sharing the Feast: UNC Asheville’s Food Equity Initiative - News And Events | UNC Asheville

With the Holiday season in full swing, learn how UNC Asheville’s Food Equity Initiative is ‘Sharing the Feast’ with those in need.

In the time between the mighty meals of Thanksgiving dinner and the upcoming holiday feasts, it’s hard to keep our minds off food. For the members of UNC Asheville’s Food Equity Initiative, food is always on the mind—namely, how to get food to those who need is most. The Food Equity Initiative...

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