Appalachian Scene Archive
BOONE—Sustainability was the theme for recent activities at the American Cultural Center in Shenyang, China.
The center, located at Northeastern University in Shenyang, is co-directed by Appalachian State University. It was launched in May 2013 with an initial $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State.
BOONE—Dr. Jerianne Taylor has been named interim chair of the Department of Technology and Environmental Design at Appalachian State University for the 2014-15 academic year. Taylor, an associate professor in the department, will serve while a search is conducted to replace former chairman Jeff Tiller, who is returning to his faculty position in the department.
Mayes is the 2014 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer
BOONE—Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. Currently splitting her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina, Mayes will visit the High Country as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer July 24 at Appalachian State University. The lecture is sponsored by University Libraries and also is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.