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AppTV expands presence in North Carolina and Tennessee

BOONE—In partnership with SkyBest Communications, Inc., Appalachian State University’s television station, AppTV, will expand its programming to Ashe, Alleghany and Johnson counties in Tennessee as well as increase coverage in Avery and Watauga counties.

Professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver receives WNCHA award for outstanding achievement

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor emerita Patricia D. Beaver has received the 2016 Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) award for outstanding achievement.

Since 1954, WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the Appalachian mountain region.

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement three-part series opens Monday, April 25

BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the Center for Appalachian Studies, as well as the Africana Studies program, Black Faculty and Student Association, Black Student Association, the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of other organizations and departments around the Appalachian State University campus are hosting a three-part series on the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, April 25 through April 26.

Lecture on slave impressment during the Civil War in North Carolina presented April 14

BOONE—Civil war historian Jaime Amanda Martinez will speak April 14 at Appalachian State University on “Slave Impressment and Political Dissent in Governor Zeb Vance’s North Carolina.” Her lecture begins at 6 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited to attend.

Appalachian student/faculty delegation presents at conference in Romania

BOONE—A delegation from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University traveled to Brasov, Romania, recently to present research at the Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting, and Preserving Highland Traditions conference. Held at Transylvania University of Braşov, the conference brought together a group of international scholars to discuss sustainable development in global mountain regions.

Appalachian studies students present research at international conference

BOONE—Three graduate students and a faculty member from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University presented papers at an international mountain studies conference held at Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, in May.

Appalachian Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture held April 16

BOONE—The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University invites the campus community and public to the first-ever Appalachian Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Thursday, April 16, from 3-4 p.m. in the Three Top Room of Plemmons Student Union.

A night of traditional Appalachian music April 16 will support Appalachian studies scholarships

BOONE—For those who enjoy foot-tapping, rousing and traditional Old-Time music, come out and join the Center for Appalachian Studies April 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. for the Ed Cabbell Scholarship Benefit Concert. It will be held at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum at 159 Chestnut Street in Blowing Rock.

Center for Appalachian Studies receives grant to develop classroom materials focused on region’s musical heritage

BOONE—The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.