The annual Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University is like an exclusive club. Only the best authors out there can meet the requirements for membership. Carol Tyler and Robert Olen Butler, the two writers slated to conclude the current series’ fall season, would certainly appear to uphold the “club” standards laid out by series’ director Joseph Bathanti, the former poet laureate of North Carolina.
The design charrettes will be short, intensive planning sessions for the community and campus to collaborate on a vision for future campus development. The format provides a forum for ideas, offers opportunities to provide immediate feedback and allows for wide participation in the authorship of a plan.
Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist whose work focuses on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. His talk is the public keynote of Sustainable Food Week.
Appalachian State University presented the Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumni Award to Faye and John Cooper of Valle Crucis and The Honorable Roy James Maness of Troy during a Sept. 30 celebration at the university’s Appalachian House.
Jason Le, a sophomore from North Wilkesboro who is majoring in computer information systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian, is spending the current academic year studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
“Power of Design” is an annual event that brings together students, faculty and members of the professional community in disciplines such as interior design, graphic design, industrial design, architectural design, theater design and photography.