We Make an Impact!

UNC Asheville students are changing the world! This is no surprise. The liberal arts helps students to think critically, analyze possibilities, communicate their ​ideas and make them happen. These are the timeless ​skills that will allow ​them to solve the complex problems of the world. Their liberal arts ​education prepares UNC Asheville students to ​not only be successful employees but also to become productive citizens.  

The UNC Asheville Ideas to Action initiative invites participation from freshman through senior-level students from all majors who want to change the world with social entrepreneurship. The students are supported and guided as they build interdisciplinary teams and transform their ideas into plans, pitches and models under that guidance of mentors and advisors from the campus and Asheville community. 

Want to start turning your ideas into action?... IST 200: Ideas to Action is a 2-credit course that is offered every Fall semester. Since 2014, students from sixteen different UNC Asheville departments have taken this course. It is an exciting elective opportunity for students in any major (including "undecided") and is also part of the Arts Management & Entrepreneuship and Contemplative Inquiry programs.  IST 200 has no prerequisites-- everyone is welcome to change the world! 

Present course: Fall 2018 on Wednesdays, 3:30pm (Want to enroll in the future?... Watch for IST 200 again in Fall 2019)

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Lynn Manns (changetheworld@unca.edu).