Sterling-Hellenbrand, professor of German and global studies in Appalachian’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, will serve as the Fulbright Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Graz in Austria in spring 2020.
Powell, assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology, is one of only seven scholars in the U.S. and Canada selected by the Cornell University Society for the Humanities (SOH) as 2019–20 Fellows.
Appalachian has earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA distinction for the fourth consecutive year. The university will plant 25 new trees near Walker Hall as part of its continued commitment to preserving trees.
Earth Month is a national effort focused on awareness of sustainability, conservation, and making the world a better place for future generations. Throughout the month, the university will feature programs and seminars related to these larger themes, including zero waste, climate disruption, alternative energy and technology, local food and food insecurity, conservation, and social justice.
Kailash Satyarthi is a globally renowned advocate for children's rights, a master strategist against child labor and suppression of young people, and a tireless campaigner to end the global education crisis. For his extraordinary commitment to these causes, Mr. Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
As you think of yourself as your own curator or personal anthropologist...what is in your human museum? Participants will experience their writing instruments (pens, computers) becoming powerful excavation tools unearthing new creative texts or buried inspiration. Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate.
“The Ugly Duckling” by Larry and Vivian Snipes tells the tale of six storytellers portraying the lives of the characters in Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale. The title character takes the audience on a grand adventure to find a place where he belongs, facing bullying waterfowl, a terrifying cat, harsh weather and much more along the way. This family-friendly production will also be performed on tour in elementary schools across the region prior to its debut on campus.
Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. Celebrating its 35th season in 2019, the festival has risen in stature to become one of the nation’s most highly respected summer festivals, acclaimed for the breadth and quality of its artistic programming.