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Appalachian’s fall convocation held Sept. 3

BOONE—Best-selling author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah will speak at Appalachian State University’s fall convocation Sept. 3. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center. The public is invited.

Appalachian continues its sustainability project at American cultural centers in China

BOONE—The American Cultural Center (ACC) established at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, by Appalachian State University continued a second year of sustainability activities that included presentations and film discussions led by faculty from Appalachian.

Appalachian and University of Havana sign exchange agreement

BOONE—Sixteen years after first exploring an academic partnership in Cuba, representatives from Appalachian State University and the University of Havana have embarked on a formal educational partnership.

Anastasiou appointed executive director of Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Dr. Maria Anastasiou has been named executive director of the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. Anastasiou came to Appalachian in June 2014 as director of international student and scholar services and outreach in OIED. She was appointed OIED executive director April 1.

Forum on business opportunities in Cuba held at Appalachian

BOONE—Doing business in Cuba won’t be as simple as some people think, but that isn’t stopping governors, state legislators, U.S. business owners and others from exploring economic opportunities that might be available to them in the near future.

‘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.

Conference to focus on travel, business and investment opportunities in Cuba

BOONE—What opportunities will the thawing of US/Cuba relations bring for tourists, businesses and investors?

A one-day conference April 30 at Appalachian State University, “Cuba Answers,” will provide expert advice on new opportunities expected to occur in the Caribbean nation.

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.