Faculty, staff and students garner honors
- Philosophy Professor Duane Davis has been appointed as the 2011 Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana in Brazil.
Richard Chess and Ted Meigs
- Cathy Smith Bowers, North Carolina Poet Laureate and UNC Asheville Literature instructor, has released a new collection of poems, "Like Shining from Shook Foil" (Press 52, 2010).
- Former Chancellor Sam Schuman was been selected as a member of the inaugural class of National Collegiate Honors Council Fellows for his exemplary dedication to honors scholarship and leadership.
- Professor Emeritus Cathy Mitchell won the Best Fiction Award from the Dog Writers Association of America for her recent book, "Save a Spaniel." She received the award in a gala ceremony in New York in February.
- Connie Schrader, lecturer in Health and Wellness, and John McClain, lecturer in Humanities, were among just 20 faculty members nationwide selected to participate in the 2011 Freeman Summer Institute Workshop on infusing Japan studies into the curriculum.
Cathy Smith Bowers
- Katherine Zubko, assistant professor of Religious Studies, is co-author of the new book, "Inside the Indian Business Mind: A Tactical Guide for Managers" (Praeger, 2010). The text serves as a guide for Western businesses entering the Indian market.
- UNC Asheville's Honors Quiz Bowl Team placed second in the Big South College Quiz Bowl Tournament in January 2011.
- UNC Asheville Magazine received a 2011 Special Merit Award from the southeastern district of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
- UNC Asheville's Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars received a 2010 gold award for embracing and acting on the ideals of the organization. Of the more than 270 NSCS chapters nationwide, just 76 received the 2010 gold award.
- UNC Asheville student newspaper, The Blue Banner, won several awards at the North Carolina College Media Association's Statewide College Media annual conference in February, including Best in Show for newspapers published at universities with less than 6,000 students and Best in Show for online news. It is the second consecutive year the paper has won these two top honors.
Blue Banner Student newspaper