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Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble to perform at Appalachian beginning March 29; 8 original works on the program

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the 2017 Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble (SADE) at 7 p.m. March 29 – April 1 in the Valborg Theater on the university’s campus.

Recent graduate’s artwork commissioned by Appalachian’s chancellor

By Meghan McCandless

Sloane Whaley ’16, who studied studio art in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art, recently had work commissioned by Appalachian’s Chancellor Sheri N. Everts. Whaley’s piece was third in a series dedicated to and inspired by her mother, who passed away in November.

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 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.

Broyhill Fellows team wins regional research challenge

BOONE, N.C.—For the sixth year running, a team of students from Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business has won the regional CFA Institute Research Challenge, sponsored by CFA Society North Carolina (Chartered Financial Analysts).

Three Appalachian students to work this summer in the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Center of the Aspen Music Festival and School

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Two students and one alumnus of the music industry studies program in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will work as recording engineers this summer at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.

Winners of 2016 Boone Discovery Forum develop innovative ideas for saving water, encouraging creative entrepreneurship and fostering dialogue

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Three teams of student entrepreneurs from Appalachian State University will compete for $10,000 in underwriting at the annual BB&T Leadership Symposium beginning Friday in Raleigh. They will also refine their business ideas, hone their pitch skills, network with other entrepreneurs from across North Carolina and learn more about starting a business from the state’s leaders in innovation.

‘The Physics of the Soul’ documentary to be presented March 21

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—“The Physics of the Soul,” a documentary about the possible relationships between quantum physics and well-being, will be presented at Appalachian State University Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in 124 College of Education Building.