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‘Aquí y Allá’ shown April 22 at Appalachian

BOONE—The film “Aquí y Allá” will be shown April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Theater at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Part of the university’s Global Film Series, the film is co-sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons and the Hispanic Student Association.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” presented April 22–26 at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance performs the moving full-length play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” based on a young girl’s diary entries during a two-year span of time during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

As-U-R helps challenged students succeed

BOONE—A new program at Appalachian State University called As-U-R is helping college students with special challenges adjust to a new learning environment.

Appalachian Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture held April 16

BOONE—The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University invites the campus community and public to the first-ever Appalachian Studies Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Thursday, April 16, from 3-4 p.m. in the Three Top Room of Plemmons Student Union.

Appalachian joins N.C. Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

WINSTON-SALEM—Officials from 20 North Carolina colleges, universities, statewide organizations, as well as state and local health agencies met recently to formally create a state-wide alliance to increase minority representation in the health professions.

LUNAFEST: short films by, for and about women comes to Boone April 23-24

BOONE—LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be presented in two local screenings this month. All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Roxane Gay to speak at Appalachian April 16

BOONE—“Bad Feminist” author Roxane Gay will present a craft talk April 16 at 2 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room at Appalachian State University. Her reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Table Rock Room.

Gay’s visit is sponsored by the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Third annual Festa do Brasil held April 15-17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Festa do Brasil, a three-day celebration of Brazilian culture, will be held April 15-17 at Appalachian State University. Now in its third year, the festival includes a Brazilian film night, dance workshop, capoeira performance and free Brazilian food. All events take place in the Plemmons Student Union and are free and open to the public.

Social entrepreneurs Doc Hendley and Hannah Davis to speak at Global Opportunities Conference

BOONE—Wine to Water founder Doc Hendley will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Global Opportunities Conference: Business for a Better World to be held Friday, April 10 at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Grandfather Ballroom at Appalachian State University.