Friday, January 30, 2015

Job Opening: Asheville College Seeks Vice-President of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Asheville College Seeks
Vice-President of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts is seeking a Vice President of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (VP-IPE).  The VP-IPE will assist in development of an institutional effectiveness plan for our existing program and strategy for expanding to an accredited doctorate program. 
The VP-IPE will provide techniques and framework for meaningful and sustainable academic assessment in compliance with accreditation requirements and standards.  Included in the implementation of an institutional effectiveness plan will be training program faculty and staff, as well as developing analysis of assessment results.
The VP-IPE will report to the President.  This position will begin at 20 hours per week, growing in hours as the accreditation process progresses.  A doctorate in education is required, as well as extensive accreditation or assessment experience.  Experience/education in assessment at the college level is required. 
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts is licensed to confer a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree by the UNC Board of Governors.  The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).   The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at Daoist Traditions is a four-year track program, including a two-year internship.  Students at Daoist Traditions are eligible for Title IV funds.
College website:
Submit cover letter and resume to Mary C. Majebe, OMD, President,  

(Posted 1/30/2015)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Asheville Community Theatre announces March events

March Events at Asheville Community Theatre

  • A Chorus Line closes March 1, 2015
  • Any Wednesday closes March 1, 2015
  • Tape runs in 35below March 6-22, 2015
  • Musical Theatre class for Teens Broadway Bootcamp begins March 7, 2015
  • Amadeus runs on the Mainstage March 11-22, 2015
  • Storytelling series Listen to This on March 26, 2015

Event Details
A Chorus Line Closes March 1, 2015: The final performance for A Chorus Line is Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm. A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama, this “singular sensation” redefined musical theatre. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at an audition process as well as a celebration of what it means to truly be a dancer. Tickets are available online at, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.

The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series Presents Any Wednesday: A happy comedy with a giddy bubble of champagne, Any Wednesday features a quartet of contentious characters: John Cleves, a wealthy New York businessman who cheats on his wife; Dorothy, his loyal wife; Ellen Gordon, his young mistress; and Cass Henderson, a client who assumes that the mistress is a general offering for all those who do business with the firm.  Finally, the games and deceptions are blown apart by the truth and the characters get their just rewards as the plot rolls merrily to its end. Directed by Walter Goodrich.  Final performance is Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA. Tickets are $6.00 (includes NC Sales Tax) and are available at the door.

Tape Opens in 35below: In a cheap motel room in Lansing, MI, three former high school friends find themselves in a situation that is both intriguing and frighteningly possible. Tape is a suspenseful, high-stakes story that examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception. Tape is written by Stephen Belber and is directed by Elliot Weiner, who is making his Asheville directorial debut. Tape will be performed March 6-22, 2015 with performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.  All tickets are $15.00 and are available online at, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

Broadway Bootcamp begins March 7: This 10 week class that spotlights the fabulous world of Broadway and ends in a cabaret-style performance on our Mainstage! Broadway Bootcamp will be directed by Jerry Crouch, who helmed such ACT hits as Hairspray, Peter Pan, and Oliver! This class is geared for middle and high school students. For more information, or to enroll, contact Chanda Calentine at 828-254-1320.

Amadeus on the Mainstage: In 18th century Vienna, music is the currency of power. And Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene. Reeling from the realization of his own mediocrity in the face of true genius, Salieri swears vengeance on the God that gifted Mozart’s breathtaking talent. Swells of music and madness stir through the Tony Award-winning drama that raises the question: how far would you go to secure your legacy? Amadeus is directed by Angie Flynn-McIver and stars Michael MacCauley. Presented as a part of the Asheville Amadeus Festival, Amadeus is a co-production between NC Stage Company & Asheville Community Theatre. Amadeus will be performed March 11-22, 2015 with performances Wednesday - Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are available online at, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

Storytelling series Listen to This: In the vein of “The Moth” or “This American Life,” Listen to This features stories and original songs from locals. March’s theme is “Meet the Parents: Couples Co-telling Tales of Family First Encounters” which will be presented on March 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm in 35below. Hosted by Tom Chalmers. Tickets are $15.00. Past installments of Listen to This are available for download at Asheville Community Theatre’s website.

For more information on any of the events at Asheville Community Theatre, please visit

RiverLink gearing up for Voices of the River contest

RiverLink's annual program, Voices of the River, would like to invite all students (K-12) of the French Broad Watershed to participate in creating art and poetry based on our local rivers. Participants are invited to describe in art and words what they see, feel, smell, hear, and think when near the river.

Submissions will be displayed in a month-long exhibit and judged by local artist and poets. Winners will be awarded prizes from various local sponsors.

Not only are they looking for beautiful art and poetry from local students, they are also looking for donations. Any help is welcome in-kind donations for the reception, gift certificates for prizes, as well as promotional funds. All donors will be given recognition during the reception/awards ceremony at AB Tech's Holly Library on April 18th, 2015.

For more information on the Art and Poetry contest please visit:

Please contact RiverLink's education coordinator about submissions, donations, or ways in which you can get involved.