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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.

Appalachian to affiliate with Workers Rights Consortium on licensed apparel

BOONE—Appalachian State University has decided to affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), a group that collaborates with workers, non-governmental organizations and other colleges and universities to improve the conditions of workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.

Appalachian hosts inaugural Symposium for Creative Social Stewardship

BOONE—The first-ever Symposium for Creative Social Stewardship will take place on the Appalachian State University campus on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 in Plemmons Student Union.

Student’s feasibility study tests e-bike market in Boone

BOONE—Ryan Gillespie has big ideas to improve the commuter experience in Boone. Gillespie, a senior sustainable technology major in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University, is passionate about what he calls “responsible transportation.” His goal is to help revolutionize the way citizens commute by studying how a small group of students, faculty and staff use electric bikes over a six-month period, and apply this data to facilitate a local e-bike rental service.

Author of “The Vegan Studies Project”

Lecture rescheduled for April 21 at 5:30pm

BOONE—Laura Wright, author of “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” will speak March 24 at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. Her talk is titled “Imagining Vegan Studies: English, Activism, and Animals.”

Appalachian to host Food Summit April 2

BOONE—Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to discuss ways to build a more resilient and just local food system at the 2016 Food Summit at Appalachian State University on Saturday, April 2. The theme of this year’s summit is “Seeding Community Resilience.” Discussion topics include community gardening, seed-saving, improving food access and more.

America’s first African-American woman in space speaks March 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mae Jemison will present the talk “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential” March 30 at Appalachian State University. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Well-known rock climbers David Roberts and Alex Honnold to speak at Appalachian

BOONE—Well-known rock climbers David Roberts and Alex Honnold will speak at Appalachian State University March 19 as part of the annual Banff Film Festival screenings. Their visit is sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons’ Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.

Renewable energy workshops offered at Appalachian

BOONE—The Appalachian Energy Center’s annual workshop series begins April 15 with a daylong event focusing on N.C. Commercial Energy Code Training.

The center, based at Appalachian State University, is a source of up-to-date information related to renewable energy, building science and energy efficiency fields.