Chancellor Sheri Everts discussed new programs, progress toward meeting five-year strategic goals and plans for expansion of and improvements to Appalachian’s campus during the most recent Board of Trustees meeting.
Appalachian sociology professors Cameron Lippard and Pavel Osinsky, along with Lon Strauss, co-authored “War: Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World,” a new textbook examining interdisciplinary perspectives on war.
This popular annual concert features Appalachian faculty, students and guest artists showcasing their talents in choreography and performance. The 2018 spring concert is scheduled to include work by associate professors of dance studies Emily Daughtridge and Susan Lutz, as well as a choreographic world premiere by national guest artist Teena Custer.
As Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International, Lord Dr. Michael Hastings helps find solutions to global challenges such as poverty, environmental sustainability, education and equality. Lord Hastings’ talk will be the 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Walker College of Business.
Blurred Boundaries: The Experience of War and Its Aftermath
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discuss “The Sympathizer.” Things to think about: What types of borders does the protagonist navigate and how does that impact his relationships with friends, his homeland, and his political orientation? How does Nguyen’s novel differ from representations of the Vietnam War in “Apocalypse Now?”
Rather than throwing away clothing with rips or tears, the Mending Initiative — a new collaborative at Appalachian — teaches students and community members to repair clothing so it doesn’t end up in landfills. Students, faculty and community members are invited to bring clothing in need of repair to this free event, and students will be available to help fix.
Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics
Monday, Mar 26, 2018
Jarrett Davis is national technical and building science director for Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury. He will share his experiences in building forensics and product testing, and how recent advances in technologies such as drones, computer aided modeling software and others aid in the development of high-performance buildings that continue to shape our built environment.