UNCA Events through Nov. 13

Davick Pickett at High Falls
Davick Pickett at High Falls

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WNC CONFERENCE

Oct. 27-30 – The third annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference will be held Oct. 27-30, 2016 at the YMI Cultural Center and UNC Asheville. Conference activities are free and open to everyone, and they include an evening reception on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the YMI Cultural Center, panel discussions and documentary films on Friday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center Mission Health Mountain View Room, and Buncombe County’s celebration of “Unsung Heroes” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall. For complete info, see events.unca.edu or 828.251.6415.

ART

Oct. 21-Nov.11 – Art Exhibit – A solo exhibition of works by Durham-based artist Erin Canady, to shape, of thought, featuring works in video and drawing, will open with a reception at the Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibit remains on view from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 11, and is free and open to everyone. Info: art.unca.edu

Oct.21-Nov.11- Art Exhbit – Art Front, UNC Asheville’s visual arts student organization, will present an exhibit of works by its members in the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibition remains on view from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, through Nov. 11. Info: art.unca.edu

Nov. 3 – Poster Art and the National Parks – Nationally recognized Nashville, Tennessee artist and designer Joel Anderson will talk about his interest in the poster art of the New Deal’s WPA and his current series of national park posters that mirror the style of these classics from the 1930s. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: events.unca.edu

Nov 11-12 – 4th Annual OLLI Art Bazaar – This showcase of arts and crafts for sale features the work of more than 40 members of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. Choose from paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, handmade soaps and lotions, pottery, knitted scarves and hats, and more. Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140

AUTHORS/LITERATURE

Nov. 8 – Reading by Lucy Corin – Feminist/queer fiction author Lucy Corin will read from her work and answer questions. She is the author of the short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney’s Books) and The Entire Predicament (Tin House Books) as well as a novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2). Free and open to everyone at noon in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. Info:lhorvitz@unca.edu or 28.251.6590

Nov. 10 – Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurers Guide to the Natural World – Henion’s Phenomenal was a best-seller, and her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, Smithsonian, Orion and multiple editions of The Best American Travel Writing. Henion’s reading will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence this year at his alma mater. Both Cash and Henion are year-2000 graduates of UNC Asheville. Free and open to everyone at noon in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. Info: english.unca.edu

DANCE

Nov. 3 – Fall Dance Happening – The Dance Happening is a studio showing of faculty and student in-progress works, mildly curated  by Celia Bambara. In the tradition of experimental dance sharings, this is a low-tech, but user-friendly curated salon of dance based investigations into choreographic practice and process. Emphasis is on movement research and sharing in a comfortable setting. Free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Dance Studio 351. Space is limited; please RSVP to cbambara@unca.edu

 

DISABILITY IS DIVERSITY WEEK AT UNC ASHEVILLE

Nov. 7 – Able-Bodied Like Me – Keynote Talk by Matt Glowacki – Glowacki, a former Paralympian and a successful entrepreneur, will talk about “intersectionality” and “passing” within a framework of disability and social justice, seeking to break down barriers between the able-bodied and those with disabilities. Free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, Alumni Hall. Info: oaa.unca.edu

Nov. 9 – Documentary film: Lives Worth Living – This 2011 documentary about the Disability Rights Movement, directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey, was originally broadcast on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series. Free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, in The Grotto. Info: oaa.unca.edu

ENVIRONMENT

Oct. 20 – History, the National Parks, and Western North Carolina – A panel of historians including Margaret Brown of Brevard College and author of The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tim Silver of Appalachian State University, author of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America, and Richard Starnes of Western Carolina University, author of Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina, will discuss the roots of the national parks in this region, their impact on its economy and social life, and implications for its future. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: history@unca.edu or 828.251.6415.

Nov. 7 – Public Lands, Private Profit – Climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good, sharing stories of some of his own fight with the fossil fuel industry over the fate of western lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. He be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall with songs inspired by struggles for justice. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Info: sustain@unca.edu or 828.251.6627

Nov. 10 – Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurers Guide to the Natural World – Henion’s Phenomenal was a best-seller, and her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, Smithsonian, Orion and multiple editions of The Best American Travel Writing. Henion’s reading will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence this year at his alma mater. Both Cash and Henion are year-2000 graduates of UNC Asheville. Free and open to everyone at noon in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall in the Laurel Forum. Info: english.unca.edu

FOR STUDENTS

Nov. 12 – UNC Asheville Open House – College-bound students and their families will have a chance to explore UNC Asheville at the university’s final Open House of the fal. Open House provides a chance to meet one-on-one with faculty and staff, and talk with current students about their experience at UNC Asheville. Prospective students and their families will be offered a tour of campus and also will learn about financial aid, scholarships and the application process. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Lipinsky Hall, and the formal program will begin at 9 a.m. Open House is free. Preregistration is encouraged; complete information and online registration can be found at admissions.unca.edu.

JOB FAIR

Oct. 27 – Job and Graduate School Fair – Area degree-seeking students and alumni are invited to join UNC Asheville students to learn more about full-time and part-time jobs, internships and graduate school opportunities at the 2016 Fall Job and Graduate School Fair. This is a free event in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. To see the growing list of participating employers and graduate schools, visit the UNC Asheville Career Center website: https://career.unca.edu/fall-2016-job-graduate-school-fair

MUSIC

Nov. 10 – Concert in Celebration of National Parks – The Asheville Singers and UNC Asheville New Media students offer a free concert, open to everyone, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Info: music@unca.edu or 828.251.6432.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL PROGRAMS

Oct. 20 – History, the National Parks, and Western North Carolina – A panel of historians including Margaret Brown of Brevard College and author of The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tim Silver of Appalachian State University, author of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America, and Richard Starnes of Western Carolina University, author of Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina, will discuss the roots of the national parks in this region, their impact on its economy and social life, and implications for its future. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: history@unca.edu or 828.251.6415.

Oct. 24 – The Economics of National Parks: Issues and Opportunities – This event will feature two perspectives on economic issues and opportunities facing the National Park system in its centennial year. Carolyn Ward, Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, will discuss the need for nonprofit support of parks and outline the ways in which the foundation supports the Blue Ridge Parkway. Steve Morse, Director and Economist of the Hospitality & Tourism Program at Western Carolina University, will discuss the economic impact of park visitation on gateway and surrounding communities. Audience perspective on the values that people assign to parks will be solicited as part of the discussion which will continue during the reception following the panel. This event is free and open to the public, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. in Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. Info: kmoore@unca.edu or 828.251.6550.

Nov. 3 – Poster Art and the National Parks – Nationally recognized Nashville, Tennessee artist and designer Joel Anderson will talk about his interest in the poster art of the New Deal’s WPA and his current series of national park posters that mirror the style of these classics from the 1930s. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: events.unca.edu

Nov. 7 – Public Lands, Private Profit – Climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good, sharing stories of some of his own fight with the fossil fuel industry over the fate of western lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. He be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall with songs inspired by struggles for justice. This event is free and open to everyone, and is part of UNC Asheville’s celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Info: sustain@unca.edu or 828.251.6627

Nov. 10 – Concert in Celebration of National Parks – The Asheville Singers and UNC Asheville New Media students offer a free concert, open to everyone, in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Info: music@unca.edu or 828.251.6432.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Through Nov. 11 – Photo Exhibition – Purpose Bound, an exhibition of photos by David Pickett, on view Oct.12-Nov. 4 in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. Free and open to everyone. Blowers Gallery is open during regular Ramsey Library hours, 7:45 a.m.-1 a.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m-1 a.m. Sundays. Info: library.unca.edu.

SPORTS

Oct. 25 – Women’s Volleyball: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Gardner-Webb. 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Justice Center. $6 adults; $3 age 5-17. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

Nov. 2 – Men’s Soccer: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Radford University. 7 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Greenwood Field.  $6 adults; $4 age 5-17. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

Nov. 5 – Women’s Swimming: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Brenaul University. Noon at the Justice Center. Free and open to the public. Info:  uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

Nov: 5 – Women’s Volleyball: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Campbell University. 2 p.m. at UNC Asheville’s Justice Center. $6 adults; $3 age 5-17. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

Nov. 5 – Men’s Basketball exhibition – UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs. Montreat College. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena. Tickets and info: uncabulldogs.com or 828.258.7900.

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Oct. 26 – Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools – Free workshop with presentations by Kim Brown, UNC Asheville chair and associate professor of education and  Kirsten Smith, clinical director at Family Preservation Services of NC. Current and future teachers can gain skills and knowledge necessary for assisting students in developing resiliency, and effective practices to use with students impacted by adverse childhood experiences. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26  in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union room 223.Register by Wednesday, October 19: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trauma-informed-practices-in-schools-tickets-28339047855

WORLD CULTURES / WORLD AFFAIRS

Oct. 19 – New Trends in Tourism in Cuba, a talk by Jose Vasquez, Office of the City Historian in Havana, Cuba, and faculty emeritus at the University of Havana, who is working on a project in Sancti Spiritus Province in Cuba to promote rural, sustainable tourism. Free and open to everyone at 6:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Mission Health Mountain View Room. Info: smaas@unca.edu or 828.251.6419.

Nov. 1 – World Affairs Council Talk: “Pirates, Anarchists and Cowboys” – a discussion of the growth and strength of ISIS with Donald Puchala – Donald Puchala is Byrnes Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina. 7:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. $10 admission; free to World Affairs Council members and students. Info: olliasheville.com or 828.251.6140

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