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Key Appalachian studies publications to be made available online through NEH and Mellon grant

BOONE—Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Appalachian State University.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ begins month-long conversation about race on campus and in the community

BOONE—As the kickoff event to a four-week campus and community-wide conversation titled “How We Talk About Race in 2016,” In/Visible Theatre will produce a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork, “A Raisin in the Sun.” The event will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian expands opportunities in China through a new relationship with Wenzhou University

BOONE—Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities, including student and faculty exchanges, joint academic programming and research collaboration. The partnership paves the way for a joint entrepreneurship course to be offered to Appalachian and Wenzhou students.

Appalachian professors help transform higher education in Kurdistan

BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.

But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.

This event has been canceled: Author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson to deliver MLK Commemoration Speech Jan. 21

BOONE—This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Michael Eric Dyson, an American academic, author and radio host, will deliver the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Speech Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. His talk is sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Multicultural Student Development. Admission is free.

Latest issue of the Appalachian Journal focuses on Appalachian music

BOONE—The Appalachian Journal has published its first special edition on Appalachian music. This double issue (vol. 42, nos. 3-4) is the largest one in the journal’s 42-year history, with 300-plus pages and 60-plus contributors.

Guest editors Mark Freed and Trevor McKenzie are both musicians and music teachers who kick off this issue with a roundtable discussion: 25 musicians, teachers and scholars who select and describe their Appalachian “Top 10” playlists, offering lively defenses of their choices.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” to be presented Dec. 5 and 6

BOONE—The Appalachian Women’s Theatre Troupe (AWTT) at Appalachian State University presents the 1993 comedy “Five Women Wearing The Same Dress” by playwright Alan Ball about five bridesmaids hiding in a bedroom during a wedding reception.

International education is key to preparing global citizens

BOONE—The internationalization of higher education has become an imperative, according to the associate vice chancellor for international education at Appalachian State University. Speaking at a luncheon during International Education Week on campus, Jesse Lutabingwa said providing global learning opportunities has become part of the university’s fabric.

Want to bring an international volunteer to Boone? AIESEC seeks support for Global Citizen program

BOONE—AIESEC at Appalachian State University is looking for support to start its international volunteer program, Global Citizen. Support may include offering volunteer opportunities with High Country nonprofits, becoming a host family, or providing monetary sponsorships.