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Staff Sustainability Training: Making the Workplace More Sustainable

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center

Description: Sustainability is a core value and top-level priority at Carolina. Success depends on each of us taking an active role. Be the leader in your workplace by learning practical steps to become more economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. This workshop will help participants identify, measure, and promote sustainable change opportunities in their areas. Participants will […]

Carolina Homecoming

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center

Contact: The UNC General Alumni Association

Description: For more information, visit http://alumni.unc.edu/homecoming.

Yoga Hiking Expedition

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Location: Outdoor Education Center

Cost: 40

Contact: Campus Recreation

Description: Connect your mind, body and spirit with this rejuvenating day of hiking and yoga! We will hike out to a relaxing wilderness setting near the Eno River and use the power of nature to enhance our workout!

Musical Performance by “Unheard Voices”

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Description: “Unheard Voices” was officially founded in the 1970s as an American Indian spoken word performance group. Today, in honoring their roots, they combine spoken word advocacy with traditional songs for a unique and powerful expression of cultural pride and resiliency. “Unheard Voices” is an a capella performance subgroup of the Carolina Indian Circle, a student […]

The History and Cultures of India

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center

Cost: 125

Contact: The Program in the Humanities and Human Values

Description: India is the largest democracy in the world; its economy the tenth-largest. Four world religions originated there. The region has a long, rich, and varied history. We’ve brought together four experts as our guides to a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the subcontinent. Emma Flatt introduces us to courts in pre-colonial India […]

Watercolor Workshop

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Description: This short course provides a brief review of color theory and its importance in painting, and demonstrations of techniques that Elizabeth has found useful in watercolor painting. Her primary approach is wet-in-wet, but other applications will be explored. Participants practice some of the demonstrated techniques with individual input from the instructor. This course is open […]

Gridiron Glory Film Showings

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Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: An encore showing of Gridiron Glory will bring great football moments from UNC’s past to the Wilson Special Collections Library during pre-game festivities Nov. 9. The 20-minute film will run in a continuous loop from 9:30 a.m. until kickoff at 12:30 p.m. http://library.unc.edu/

Drawing in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Join Amanda Hughes (the Ackland’s director of external affairs) as she leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Preserving Our Culture through Land Stewardship: The Story of the Triangle Native American Society &the Wake County Indian Education Community Garden

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Description: Learn about the Healthy Native North Carolinians project in which Native youth, adults, and elders are working together to preserve cultural heritage, promote health, and foster land stewardship through community gardening and educational aquaponic gardening. Jeff Currie—member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a community member of the Triangle Native American Society—helped start […]

Unheard Voices concert

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Carolina American Indian Center

Description: Unheard Voices,  a sub-group of the Carolina Indian Circle, is one of the many a capella vocal groups on campus. They will perform at the N.C. Botanical Garden as part of the American Indian Heritage Month celebration in November.

Intermediate Colored Pencil

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Description: This course makes use of the techniques and information covered in Beginning Colored Pencil and hones skills in color matching and layering. Students complete an illustration of a botanical subject of choice. This elective is intended for students who choose to develop a strong, more-advanced-level skill in colored pencil. Prerequisites: Beginning Colored Pencil, Intermediate Drawing […]

Edible, Utilitarian, and Religio-Medical Plants Used by the Cherokees

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Description: An opening discussion will consider the origins of Cherokee plant lore and the extent to which the early white settlers in the Blue Ridge learned practical usage from them. A set of images depicting various plants (ramps, Indian hemp, May-apple, touch-me-not, poison ivy, etc.) will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on ginseng (as a […]

Loreleis Fall Concert 2013

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Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Education Center

Contact: The UNC General Alumni Association

Description: For more information, visit http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?sid=199.

Scholarship Benefit Concert • UNC Opera Scenes: The Orpheus Diaries

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Location: Hill Hall Auditorium

Contact: Music Department

Description: The UNC Opera Theatre (Bobb Robinson, director) presents “The Orpheus Diaries,” an exploration of the Orpheus Myth through operatic scenes featuring the music of Monteverdi, Gluck, Offenbach, Milhaud, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others. Part of the UNC Department of Music’s Scholarship Benefit Series, with all proceeds going to music scholarships at UNC. Individual general admission […]