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UNCA' SAT prep class now underway
Evening courses began Sept. 21

*INCREASE YOUR ODDS of getting a better SAT score | Registration is now closed for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep class offered by UNC Asheville's Professional Education Program. The three-week course will meet on the UNC Asheville campus. The SAT prep course will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mon. and Weds. evenings from Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, 2009. This course is designed to prepare students for the October 10 SAT, a standardized exam for admission to most undergraduate colleges and universities. Cost: $275, includes study materials. Registration deadline: Sept. 14; late sign-up: additional $15 fee. For more info or to register for future SAT prep courses, contact UNCA coordinator Nancy Williams at 828-250-2353 or email
nwilliam@unca.edu



Learn how your education dollars are spent
Sept. 17
Public event held by local voter's league
*ENTITLED "EDUCATION - BUDGET CUTS / STIMULUS MONEY," this forum will address budget cuts and stimulus monies as they relate to public education within Asheville/Buncombe County | The public is invited to attend this League of Women Voter's function on Thurs., Sept. 17, 2009, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Randolph Learning Center, 90 Montford Ave., in Asheville. For directions, call 828-350-6900. | For more info about the event, visit Ablwv.org or Click Here>





Declare your financial indepedence Sept. 10
Financial Wellness Forum seminar series continues downtown
*THIS EVENING, THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND a timely, educational seminar about how to get out of debt as part of a public outreach program by the Asheville Strategic Alliance (ASA) | This hour-long seminar is conducted by mortgage banker and ASA co-founder David Kanis of LendX. The free seminar is open to the public (just show up), and starts at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 10, 2009, at the Asheville Strategic Alliance, 149 South Lexington Ave., located one block from The Orange Peel. | For details, call David Kanis at 828-350-8886 or visit FinancialWellnessForum.com or Click Here>


“Create a Money Mission Statement” at free public seminar Aug. 20
*JOIN REETA WOLFSOHN, CMSW, at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 20, 2009, to learn the secret to aligning your spending with your hopes, dreams and wishes | Wolfsohn is founder of the Center for Financial Social Work and nationally known for her unique approach to helping people change their personal financial behavior. | This free seminar to be held in Downtown Asheville at 149 South Lexington Ave. is part of the Financial Wellness Forum, a public outreach program of the Asheville Strategic Alliance. | The Alliance is a group of community-minded professionals who help individuals and business-owners increase their financial IQ. | For details about this seminar, Click Here> | For details about the Forum, visit Financialwellnessforum.com or Click Here> | To visit Wolfsohn's Financialsocialwork.com, Click Here>



UNCA announces new $1.5 million gift to fund scholarships and 'academic needs'
*ON MAR. 20, 2009, ONE OF THE LARGEST GIFTS EVER MADE TO UNCA will help current and future students at UNC Asheville. | Explained UNCA spokesperson Merianne Epstein: "At the anonymous donor's request, $1 million will go toward scholarships and $500,000 toward operating support." | For the sweet details, Click Here>



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