UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Life
is Calling… What is Your Intention," a series of events March
31-April 4, designed to help participants discern their life
intention. The series will feature national speakers, resumé
clinics, an equine-assisted learning experience, Feldenkrais Method
workshops and a guided labyrinth. All events are free and open to
Intention Week kicks off with a talk by noted motivational speaker
Adair Cates at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, at UNC Asheville's Highsmith
University Union, room 221. In her presentation on "Live with
Intention, Passion and Purpose," Cates will be joined by her
husband, musician Chris Cates of Synergy Shift. Adair will address
how the audience can let go of limiting beliefs, create a new vision
for personal identity, and create action steps toward their goals.
She is a trained LifeSuccess Consultant and is the author of "Live
with Intention: Ten Steps to Creating the Life of Your Dreams."
Other events include:
-- The instructors of Horse Sense of the Carolinas Inc. will show
how horses can benefit students in "An Equine-Assisted Learning
Experience" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, on the A.C. Reynolds Green,
located behind Ramsey Library. Shannon Knapp, founder and president
of Horse Sense, will demonstrate how working with horses can teach
leadership development and team building. After a 10-year career as
a college professor, Knapp began working with abused and neglected
horses. She now pairs rescued horses with people in her innovative
Horse Sense curriculum.
-- Veteran movement coach Lavinia Plonka will lead two workshops on
"Putting Your Best Foot Forward: The Feldenkrais Method of Movement
Technology" at 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at UNC
Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. She will
demonstrated this noted mind-body approach to developing poise,
creating posture awareness, and moving toward life goals. Plonka's
movement experience spans more than 30 years. She has served as
artist-in-residence at the Guggenheim Museum and movement consultant
for theater and television companies around the world, from the
Irish National Folk Theatre to Nickelodeon. Currently she is
director of the Asheville Movement Center.
-- UNC Asheville's Career Center staff will lead a guide labyrinth
experience from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, on the
University Quadrangle. Enjoy the spring weather while engaging in
this ancient walking and meditation practice to access personal
creativity and gain clarity. Rain location is UNC Asheville's Alumni
Hall, Highsmith University Union.
-- Walk-in resumé clinics will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 2, in Karpen Hall Lobby and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Thursday, April 3, in Rhoades-Robinson Hall Lobby. The Career Center
staff will give advice for creating a resumé or offer a review of a
current resumé. No appointment is needed.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Career Center at
828/251-6515 or click on