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Dr. Curt Fields, living historian and re-enactor, brings Ulysses S. Grant to campus and area schools April 24-28

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—As part of a continued exploration of Civil War themes this semester, the Department of History at Appalachian State University will host Dr. Curt Fields for “An Evening with General Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform,” Monday, April 24. Fields is the National Park Service representative for Grant. He has portrayed the commanding general of the Union Army in films, posters and re-enactments.

Dr. Michael Thomas Smith of McNeese State University to deliver Civil War Speaker Series lecture April 20

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Michael Thomas Smith, an associate professor of history at McNeese State University, will present “General Benjamin Butler, Politics, Warfare and Masculinity in the Civil War North” on April 20 as part of the Civil War Speaker Series at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Jason White to deliver annual Appalachian Lecture in British History April 27

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Jason White, an assistant professor in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, will deliver the annual Appalachian Lecture in British History on April 27.

Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Chilean film “The Quispe Girls”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Chilean film “The Quispe Girls” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Public history student revitalizes local Appalachia history

By: Cassie Pena

BOONE—The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.

Students create history exhibit on Blowing Rock Horse Show at BRAHM

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) features an exhibit on the Blowing Rock Horse Show this summer thanks to the work of Appalachian State University students.

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.