September 15, 2016
Civic Engagement Committee (CEC)
Wednesday, September 28,
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Recruiting Event for
Call to Action
Housing & th
e Homeless Volunteers
W A N T E D
Housing and Homeless Volunteers
Assist homeless people and help move them toward permanent housing by joining us:
"Is There A Homeless Problem
Join us for a discussion
of this question by
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
Scott Rodgers, Executive Director
Homeward Bound, Asheley Campbell,
In-Kind Donations and Special Projects Program Director
Habitat for Humanity, Andy Barnett, Executive Director
Give Back, Make A Difference,
Water, wine, beer and snacks
will be provided at all events
"Forget Me Not" Series
Friday, September 30, 1:30 p.m.
Reuter Center Room 206
Know the 10 Signs:
Early Detection Matters
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of WNC, this series of lectures will offer insight into this illness. Denise Young, regional manager of the Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina chapter will present along with area experts.
This series is free and open to the public.
Special Interest Group Meeting:
Friday, September 30, 1 p.m.
Whistleblowing vs. Secrecy"
The Forum offers "dialogue to challenge your thinking" with a free-flowing discussion designed to enrich and expand participants' thinking on topics ranging from changing demographics of retirees to nuclear disarmament.
Open to all OLLI members. For more information contact: Eugene Jaroslaw, 828.255.9925, email@example.com
Friday, September 30, 3 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Live Radio Show with Jeff Messer
Join Jeff Messer of "The Jeff Messer Show" on 880 The Revolution and Asheville Lyric Opera Artistic Director David Craig Starkey for their LIVE radio show "Art Talk". You can be part of the live radio audience and ask questions about the state of arts in Asheville and WNC.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, September 30, 5 p.m.
Reuter Center Atrium
"Death Café" is an engaging gathering, a storytelling experience and a conversation about a subject that too often alienates those in our death phobic culture. A new movement, a shift, is at play in recovering the ritual of being with death through personal storytelling of fears, loss and death. By holding these conversations we hope to build a culture of dying wisely.
Join us at our next Death Cafe
facilitated by Thirdmessenger's Karen Sanders, Greg Lathrop and Sa'id Osio.
A Gentle Reminder
Please avoid wearing strong perfumes and fragrances when attending classes at OLLI. We hear from members who have fragrance allergies and sensitivities that exposure to strong scents can have mild to severe health consequences. Thank you!
World Affairs Council Lecture
"International Finance Today"
by Donald Mayer
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.
Donald Mayer, Professor of Business Ethics at University of Denver's Daniels Collegel of Business and, last year, a visiting scholar at St. Mary's College in California, reviews the current state of "International Finance Today," addressing its problems and promises.
Sierra Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Congregation of Asheville,
1 Edwin Place, Asheville
(Charlotte Street and Edwin Place)
"Environmental Legislative Update: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
Cassie Gavin, lobbyist for the North Carolina chapter of Sierra Club will offer updates on issues including coal ash, water quality, clean energy, recycling and more from the 2016 NC legislative session. She will also explore what we can expect in 2017.
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Thursday, October 13, 7-9 p.m.
Scheduled in the Manheimer Room, this advance care planning (ACP) workshop will feature a panel whose members are experienced in addressing end-of-life issues. Discussion will include communicating treatment wishes to loved ones and to medical personnel, ethical and legal issues and the uses of advance directives. Ample time will be reserved for questions. Assistance will be provided for anyone wishing to complete a legally valid advance directive, including the notarization required in North Carolina, using the NC ACP Short Form.
Click here for a copy of the North Carolina ACP Short Form.
New Special Interest Group History Lovers
Friday, October 21, 3 p.m.
History lovers are meeting on the third Friday of each month at 3 p.m. Join the fun to share beloved books, engage in discussion and connect with like-minded members around our favorite subject - history!
Upcoming sessions will focus on:
- October 21: The Island at the Center of the World by Robert Shorto
- November 18: A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
- December 16: My Homeland by Ari Shabit
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Help our local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) chapter by becoming a
sponsor. HLAA is an advocacy organization for all people with hearing loss. If our local HLAA chapter is to continue to function, to advocate and to present beneficial monthly programs, then we urgently need your sponsorship. We encourage you to participate: go online and donate and/or seek donations from your circle of friends, neighbors, family, businesses and business contemporaries. It truly is vital to our chapter that we receive the community's support in this fundraising effort.
Dear OLLI Members,
Many thanks to our volunteers who were on duty at our welcome tables, who build and review the curriculum, who offer support to our instructors and particularly to the instructors who volunteer their time and talent to provide intellectual stimulation to our members. Particular thanks to the College for Seniors leadership team, Cindy Berryman-Fink, Erik Vedeler and Paula Withrow. All of them are instructors themselves and work to make sure that our members have the best possible experience.
If you are interested in volunteering in the broader community, you may want to attend the Civic Engagement Committee's session on their volunteer efforts on the issue of housing and the homeless. We also hope that you will read David Langdon's story on Leadership Asheville Seniors, one of OLLI's many offerings that inspires and facilitates our members using their time and talent to find purpose in retirement.
With gratitude for the many people, staff and volunteers, who make this rich and varied programming possible,
Around the Center
College for Seniors instructor and committee member Tom Plaut recently participated in the "Best of OLLI at Deerfield" program with a class on Haiti
Events at UNC-Asheville
October 17: "
Archaeology: What Is It and How Is It Done?" presented by independent archaeologist supervising work at an ancient Greco-Roman city in Egypt. Free, at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall, room 237.
Through September 30:
Photo exhibition focusing on art and architecture destroyed by radical groups throughout the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and Mali. On view in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library Foyer during regular library hours.
September 30-October 14:
Asheville Printmakers Exhibition of work by local artists using techniques ranging from relief printing such as woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving. Opening reception is Friday, September 30, 6-8 p.m. and gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery.
UNC Asheville Family Business Forum: Bridging the Personality Gap - Participants will identify strengths, stresses, satisfaction, motivations, energy and decision-making style. Free to Forum members; $49 for non-members. RSVP: fbf.unca.edu/register
September 30: "Telling African Stories: The Dynamics of Production of Knowledge on Africa"
by Sahid Aderinto, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
October 7: "
Women and Equality" by Lyndi Hewitt, UNC Asheville assistant professor of sociology. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
October 21 "
Race and Poverty" Dwight Mullen, UNC Asheville professor of political science. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall.
ENVIRONMENT / OUTDOORS / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors will discuss how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes and environmental issues. Free, at 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall.
October 20: "
History, the National Parks and Western North Carolina: Historians discuss roots of national parks in this region, their impact on its economy and social life and implications for its future. Free, at 7 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall.
LECTURES / PANELS
October 14: "
Islam and the Modern World: From the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of the Republic of Turkey" by Rodger Payne, UNC Asheville associate professor and chair of religious studies. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
October 21: "
Modernity and Instability in 19th Century China" by Grant Hardy, UNC Asheville professor of history, and "Indian Feminists and Modernity," Keya Maitra, UNC Asheville associate professor and chair of philosophy. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
"Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit" a gathering of writers whose work deeply engages faith, tradition or spiritual practice. Free. For schedule and UNC Asheville locations, visit English.unca.edu.
September 27: "
Bluegrass in Japan: Musical Affinity between Japan and Appalachia." Free, at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Hall Lobby.
UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles and University Singers in Concert - UNC Asheville's students and faculty in performance. Free, at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Hall. Info: music.unca.edu.
October 7: "
Music in the Modern World" by Mike Ruiz, pianist and UNC Asheville professor of physics. Free, at 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
TheatreUNCA Presents Marat/Sade, a musical set in the French Revolution and its aftermath. Performances in Belk Theatre at 7:30 p.m. October 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on October 23. Info & tickets: drama.unca.edu.
Fab Friday Lunch & Learn Lecture
Friday, September 30, 11:30 a.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Senior Brain Health - Cognition or Perspiration?
Dr. Patrick Foo, UNC Asheville associate professor of psychology and a leader in its highly regarded neuroscience minor, will help us thread through the contradictory claims about what you can do to improve your brain health. How much value can you expect from "brain training" games vs. seeking neurological health from physical exercise?
Fab Fridays are free and open to the public.
Behind the Scenes with NCStage
Friday, September 30, 1:15 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
This series takes you behind the scenes of the professional productions of NC Stage. We'll look into the themes of the plays, the rehearsal process and the design process. You will have the opportunity to talk to actors, directors and designers and even have a scene or two from the upcoming show. Get an insider's view of the workings of a professional theatre.
The current production of NCStage is "Grounded" by George Brant, the story of an Air Force F16 fighter pilot who becomes unexpectedly pregnant and is removed from her life in the sky and placed in a trailer in the Nevada desert to fight the "war on terror" piloting a drone.
UNC Asheville Athletics
"Champions in Athletics, Leaders in Life"
Date Sport Location Time
Below listed are UNC Asheville Athletic events scheduled for September 25 to October 1, 2016. Check here every week for a list of exciting games! Go Bulldogs!
9/27/16 Men's Soccer Greenwood Soccer Field 7:00 p.m.
9/28/16 Women's Soccer Greenwood Soccer Field 7:00 p.m.
9/30/16 Volleyball Justice Center 7:00 p.m.
10/1/16 Women's Soccer Greenwood Soccer Field 1:00 p.m.
10/1/16 Volleyball Justice Center 4:00 p.m.
10/1/16 Cross Country Asheville Christian Academy 9:00 a.m.
Leading the Way:
Asheville/Buncombe County 101
Lucy Borland, Sam Harben, Laurel Jernigan
by David Langdon
Thirty-five students recently embarked on a nine-week journey of discovery into the inner workings of our community. They make up the 30th class of Leadership Asheville Seniors (LAS), the very first program of the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR), now Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UNC Asheville (OLLI). Former Program Director Denise Snodgrass remembers fondly that the early program was so successful it was offered to regional cities and schools for use in their communities.
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Creatively Acrylic: Exuberant Expressions in Paint and Mixed Media Workshop
Dates: October 1 & 2, 2016
Noon - 4 p.m. each day
Instructor: Ursula Gullow
Discover unconventional and playful approaches to art that combine acrylic paint with every-day art materials like paper, fabric and tape to create joyful works of art and unique gifts. Students will make a series of colorful paintings on paper with the option of incorporating them into new artful forms like gift cards, weavings and wall hangings. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and experience. A materials list will be emailed.
Ursula Gullow (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been exhibiting her paintings for 15 years and has received numerous honors including the Williams and Womble scholarship to study at Penland School of Crafts in 2014. Currently Gullow teaches at A-B Tech Community College and was awarded "Outstanding Instructor of 2014."
WNC History Center Lecture
Kiffin Rockwell: Asheville's Celebrated WWI Fighter Pilot
Saturday, October 1, 2 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
Please join Walters State Community College history professor Marc McClure as he presents the story of
Kiffin Rockwell and his journey as a young boy from Asheville to the battlefields of Europe. At the outbreak of WWI in 1914, Kiffin joined the French Army. In 1916 he transferred to the French Air Corps where he became a founding member of the famed
Lafayette Escadrille squadron
American Lafayette Escadrille fighter squadron. He became a flying legend among the French for his bravery against German Aviators.
Dr. McClure will present his insights into Rockwell's extraordinary life and
show portions of his documentary film Valor that traces Rockwell's exploits
in WNC and France through family memories and letters along with commentary and photographs from the French National Archives.
Tickets sold at the door. General Public: $5 donation requested
WNCHA members: free
Astronomy Club of Asheville
"Detecting Gravitational Waves:
The Sounds of Warped Space"
University of Maryland-Baltimore
Senior Member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Reuter Center Manheimer Room
The discovery of gravitational waves due to the collision of massive black holes in the distant universe was announced early this year by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). These waves are distortions in the fabric of space and time itself and have nothing to do with light or any other type of electromagnetic radiation. The discovery is transformational: it has validated Einstein's theory in the extremely strong-field régime. It gives us new eyes on the universe that are not impeded by intervening matter, allowing us to peer into the hearts of galaxies and even into the center of supernovae. We expect to see phenomena we do not even now know to predict!
LIGO's discovery of these incredibly weak signals was a major scientific coup. In this talk, Dr. Carruthers will explore the origins of gravitational waves, the means of their detection, and the implications of their discovery for astronomy and astrophysics.
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