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Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 12-18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 13th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 12-18 at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is named for symposium benefactors, Doris Rosen and the late Martin Rosen.

Jayne named Appalachian’s chief diversity officer

BOONE—Bindu Kolli Jayne has been named chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian Journal’s double issue highlights regional filmmaking, activism and literature

BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.

Author Elizabeth Williams to speak May 22 at Appalachian

BOONE—When Olive Dame Campbell and her, husband John C. Campbell, traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in 1908, they opened a door into the world of the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia few had ever seen. Many of the couple’s books are modern day staples in the study of mountain communities, and are cited in scholarly writings on the subject. It is, however, the pages in the personal diary of Olive Dame Campbell that Elizabeth Williams brings to life for readers.

Blue Mountain Film Festival showcases the best in student documentaries

BOONE—University Documentary Film Services at Appalachian State University will host the 5th Annual Blue Mountain Student Documentary Film Festival April 23 on campus. The film festival runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Admission is free.

Talk on cultural racism held April 14

BOONE—Dr. Alia Al-Saji will present the lecture “Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Meaning of Culture” April 14 at Appalachian State University.

Soledad O’Brien to speak April 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer Soledad O’Brien will speak April 1 at Appalachian State University.

Soccer players invited to participate in the People of the Planet Soccer Tournament

BOONE—The 8th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be at Watauga High School turf fields Sunday, April 13. The tournament celebrates diversity at Appalachian State University and in the community. It is part of the university’s annual Diversity Celebration held on campus. Admission is free.

14th Annual Queer Film Series starts March 19

BOONE—The film “deepsouth,” which explores four individuals affected by HIV living in a region of the United States that is often ignored by politicians and the public, will be presented March 19 as the first of three films featured in the 14th Annual Queer Film Series presented at Appalachian State University.