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Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 23-28 at Appalachian

By: Wes Saylors

BOONE—The 15th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 23-28 in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the roles and struggles of women in the Holocaust and explores the significance of gender in this genocide.

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.

Appalachian State University hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows through July 31

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—Between June 17 and July 31, Appalachian State University is hosting 25 young leaders from 19 African countries for a series of workshops and networking sessions as part of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute.

Appalachian receives IIE Generation Study Abroad grant funds to increase and diversify population of students who study abroad

BOONE—Appalachian State University was selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad® initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

Orlando program of remembrance scheduled for 6 p.m.

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a program of remembrance in response to Sunday’s Orlando shooting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium, with brief remarks at 6:30 p.m.

Writer Matt Gallagher to present writing workshop for veterans and a public reading

BOONE—Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and writer, will be in residence at Appalachian State University June 13 and 14. Gallagher is the author of two highly acclaimed books: the memoir, “Kaboom,” and the recently published Iraq War novel, “Youngblood,” cited by the New York Times as “an urgent and deeply moving novel.”

Memorial Day is ‘day to give thanks’

BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.

Documentary ‘After Coal’ premieres in U.S. and United Kingdom film festivals

BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.

The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.

Students share the stage with dozens of statewide theatres in collaborative “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days”

RALEIGH—Twenty current students and recent graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University participated in two different productions performed as part of the “Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in Five Days” at the North Carolina Museum of History. Over a 118-hour period of non-stop, round-the-clock theatre, every one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed live in the sequential order of their writing.