Four seniors enrolled in the Department of Applied Design’s Interior Design Program at Appalachian State University have received top honors in the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) 2016 Student Design Competition.
Fans of poetry and fiction will have opportunities to experience how the work of three leading writers is defying stereotypes about Appalachia. They will also become reacquainted with a prolific native of the South who guest-taught poetry at Appalachian in 2003 and was appointed California’s poet laureate two years later.
The Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian welcomes author, performer and educator Jeff Biggers for his multimedia theatrical piece “An Evening at the Ecopolis: Envisioning a Regenerative City.”
E. Stuart Powell Jr. has long coveted the opportunity that Appalachian State University has given him. “I had always wanted to teach at the college level,” he said recently. “It’s just taken me 45 years to get there.”
Nick Mullins, a former coal miner interviewed in the film “Blood on the Mountain,” will introduce the award-winning documentary Feb. 21 during the Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University.
Sarah Mbiki is an advocate for the role academic and professional student clubs play in the Appalachian State University experience. The senior computer science major credits her experience in the Women in Computer Science club for providing her with support and mentorship opportunities as she completes a challenging major and prepares for work in a field that is traditionally male-dominated.