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International culture and customs come together at the 16th annual Diversity Celebration April 4

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th annual Diversity Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 3 – 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

Cambodian labor organizer and delegate to U.N. Conference on the Status of Women to speak at Appalachian March 30

By Dr. Gregory Reck

BOONE, N.C.—Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124, in the Reich College of Education building. The event is free and open to the public.

Appalachian’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program to present ‘Coffee Talk’ breakfasts March 31 and April 28

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) at Appalachian State University presents “Coffee Talk,” a new series of monthly breakfasts designed to promote interaction with people of all abilities.

Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Five speakers, all experts in their fields, will deliver lectures and/or lead discussions during “Say What?: Examining Freedom of Speech at App State,” a weeklong series of events beginning March 23 on the campus of Appalachian State University. All “Say What?” presentations are free and open to the public; see http://diversity.appstate.edu/saywhat for a full schedule.

Spring break study abroad opportunity makes global connections

By Ryan Louis Hansen

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during their 2017 spring break.

Nile Project’s April 4 performance at Appalachian inspires a slew of residency activities over a 3-day period, benefitting programs from sustainability to the arts

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On April 4, the Nile Project will perform in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. A collective of 35 musicians from 11 Nile countries will make sounds reflecting a remarkable synthesis of highly diverse rhythms and tonal systems, lyrics sung in numerous languages and instruments ranging from Kenyan kettledrums to Egyptian flutes.

Poet Bianca Spriggs to appear March 30 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Bianca Spriggs appears March 30 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will draw attention to her significant, growing body of poetry.

Five Appalachian students are semi-finalists for Fulbright Scholars program

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) announces five out of eight Appalachian students who applied for Fulbright Awards were chosen as semi-finalists for the awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad. All of Appalachian’s semi-finalists are students from North Carolina:

Visiting scholar to lecture March 1 on ‘Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity’ at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will host an evening lecture titled “Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity” by John K. Roth, Edward Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts located at 423 W. King St. on the Appalachian campus.