“The Laramie Project,” a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, following the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998, is Appalachian’s 2018-19 Common Reading Program selection for first-year students.
Lisa Kron is best known for writing the book of the Tony Award winning musical, “Fun Home,” based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechtel. In “Well,” Kron uses her own life experience to address what it means to be healthy in medical, personal and social terms.
Dr. David G. Embrick will address recent battles, both overt and subtle, regarding the removal of confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy, often assumed as a necessary action if the United States, as a nation, is to move forward in terms of its racist past.
Dr. Paul Mayewski’s life research career has been dedicated to understanding why and how the climate is changing and to share with both scientists and non-scientists alike his adventures and guidance on how to adapt for a sustainable future.
Christopher Everett is a writer, film director and film producer from Laurinburg, North Carolina. He recently directed his first feature-length documentary film entitled "Wilmington on Fire" which chronicles the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Michael Hastings, Lord of Scarisbrick CBE and Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International. A reception will follow. Both lecture and reception are open to the public with no cost to attend. Sponsored by the Walker College of Business.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof always keeps audiences on the edge of their seat in enthralling presentations that catapult many into action themselves. As a master story teller with an unmatched reputation and peerless perspective on the events that shape our world, listeners find themselves glued to their seats and captivated by moving, first-hand global stories.