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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.

Yom HaShoah at Appalachian begins April 30 with play by second-generation Holocaust survivor

BOONE—For this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies has worked with partners throughout North Carolina to organize two events. The public is invited.

Cuban professors visit Appalachian State University for sustainability tour

BOONE—Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement three-part series opens Monday, April 25

BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the Center for Appalachian Studies, as well as the Africana Studies program, Black Faculty and Student Association, Black Student Association, the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of other organizations and departments around the Appalachian State University campus are hosting a three-part series on the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, April 25 through April 26.

Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Avenue Q” April 27–May 1

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine and Applied Arts will present the regional premiere of “Avenue Q” April 27–May 1 on campus. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, the show has the rare distinction of winning Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The music and lyrics for “Avenue Q” were written by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez with book by Jeff Whitty. The show is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Poet and memoirist Luiz Rodriguez reads from his work April 28

BOONE—Luis J. Rodriguez, the official Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, will read from his work April 28 at Appalachian State University. His presentation is sponsored by the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Gospel Choir Reunion Concert April 16 to benefit Willie C. Fleming Scholarship

BOONE—The Appalachian State University African-American Alumni Network is hosting the inaugural ASU Gospel Choir Reunion Concert on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted and all net proceeds will go toward the Willie C. Fleming Scholarship.

Sustainability professional Erin Meezan to speak at Friday’s 2016 Global Opportunities Conference

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s 2016 Global Opportunities Conference: Problems to Possibilities will be held on Friday, April 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union. The conference will explore the role that innovative business and pioneering entrepreneurs can take in addressing pressing environmental and social issues.