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Appalachian to serve as Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; 25 African leaders will study, network on campus this summer

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—For the second time in two years, Appalachian State University will serve as an Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology to host panel on Middle East; two guest professors will be featured April 5

By Savannah Clemmons

BOONE, N.C.—On April 5, the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University will host guest speakers Dr. Zainab Saleh and Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish for a panel discussion titled “Perspectives from the Middle East: Iraq and the Levant.” The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the university’s campus.

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

International culture and customs come together at the 16th annual Diversity Celebration April 4

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The 16th annual Diversity Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 3 – 9 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

Cambodian labor organizer and delegate to U.N. Conference on the Status of Women to speak at Appalachian March 30

By Dr. Gregory Reck

BOONE, N.C.—Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124, in the Reich College of Education building. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Five Appalachian students are semi-finalists for Fulbright Scholars program

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) announces five out of eight Appalachian students who applied for Fulbright Awards were chosen as semi-finalists for the awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad. All of Appalachian’s semi-finalists are students from North Carolina:

Flutist Göran Marcusson to present a guest recital March 2 at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Göran Marcusson, a renowned flutist from Sweden, will present a guest recital at 6 p.m. March 2 in the Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. His pianist will be Dr. Rodney Reynerson, a professor of piano and the keyboard coordinator at Appalachian.