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Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

Wells Fargo economist to speak March 31 at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—John Silvia, chief economist for Wells Fargo, will be the speaker at this spring’s Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University, to be held Friday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. A reception in the lobby will follow.

Poet Al Young to appear April 6 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Al Young was in the second grade, the venerable poet recalled recently, his teacher made him and his classmates recite poetry regularly.

‘College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line’ white paper published by the National Center for Developmental Education

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—“College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line,” a white paper designed to help educators improve community colleges, has been published by Appalachian State University’s Dr. Hunter R. Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education, Barbara Calderwood, managing editor of the Journal of Developmental Education, and Dr. Barbara S. Bonham, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies.

Thinking about your future may make you less trusting and more critical of others

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Dr. Andrew Monroe is a psychologist in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies people’s moral and social judgments.

Appalachian Opera Theatre to present ‘The Magic Flute’ April 6-9

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—“The Magic Flute” has captivated audiences around the world many times since its 1791 premiere in Vienna. Appalachian Opera Theatre’s coming production of Wolfgang Mozart’s beloved opera aims to build on that success in variety of ways.

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present three concerts beginning March 24

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present three concerts March 24 through March 28. The performances will take place on the university campus. Admission is free, and, unless otherwise noted, a live stream of the performances will be available at

Appalachian’s Smith Gallery presents ‘Art and Design Expo 2017’ through March 30

By Jennie Carlisle

BOONE, N.C.—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University is presenting “Art and Design Expo 2017,” an annual juried student exhibition and arts competition for Appalachian students. The exhibition, which the Smith Gallery organized, will run through March 30. The gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.