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Global Film Series: ‘Two Million Minutes,’ ‘City of God’ and ‘Aquí y Allá’

BOONE—The Global Films Series will show three films as part of its spring series beginning March 25 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Programs on reproductive justice presented at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of events with the common theme of reproductive justice will be presented in March and April as part of Women’s History Month at Appalachian State University.

The programs are sponsored by the university’s Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies Program. All events are free and open to the public.

10th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk held April 11

BOONE—On Saturday, April 11, students from Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management program, in collaboration with Huntington’s Disease Society of America, will host the 10th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk.

Appalachian expands its educational opportunities in Turkey

BOONE—Appalachian State University has added a second formal agreement with a private university in Turkey creating opportunities for student, faculty and staff exchanges from Appalachian State University and both Turkish institutions.

Scholar discusses women’s identity as reflected in Disney films March 18

BOONE—Fulbright-Nehru doctoral research scholar Mukulika Dattagupta will present the talk “The Journey of Women in Animated Disney Films” March 18 at Appalachian State University. The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons on campus and is part of the library’s Doorways Series. The public is invited to attend.

Appalachian expands educational opportunities into the UAE

BOONE—Appalachian State University has signed a formal agreement with the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that paves the way for student, faculty and staff exchanges at both institutions. The agreement was signed by Dr. Stan Aeschleman, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian, and Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, president of AURAK.

Jazz Ensemble II performs March 4

BOONE—Jazz tunes inspired by the Beatles, a Latin beat and the romance of Paris will be performed March 4 at Appalachian State University by Appalachian Jazz Ensemble II.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 17 to benefit Girls on the Run

BOONE—Girls on the Run of the High Country will host its fifth annual Luck o’ the Lassie fundraising event March 17 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.

17th annual Polar Plunge raises more than $7,300 for Special Olympics

BOONE—It was a true Polar Plunge Thursday with 162 plungers braving snow and a 34-degree water temperature to raise more than $7,300 for Special Olympics athletes in Watauga County during the 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.