Prof. James Waller—a widely-acclaimed expert in the field of genocide studies and prevention, who researches, teaches and consults for memorials, research centers, colleges and governments around the world—will offer an equally intriguing and disturbing psychological view of how (almost) anyone can participate in genocidal crimes. The event also commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on Jan. 27, 1945. Presented online via Zoom.
Walker College of Business and Reich College of Education
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
As part of BLM at School Week, please join students, faculty, staff and community members from the Walker College of Business and the Reich College of Education for a virtual Courageous Conversation. Registration is required.
Anna Deavere Smith, the award-winning playwright, actor and professor, brings various perspectives to the virtual stage for her storytelling presentation. While doing research for her play “Let Me Down Easy,” she interviewed people in the US and abroad who demonstrated grace in the face of dramatic challenges. The speech celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of empathy, the strength of imagination, and hope.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invite the public to a midday research colloquium by Prof. Omer Bartov (Brown University). Born in Israel, trained in the UK and now based in the U.S., Bartov is one of the most influential and prolific scholars in the field of Holocaust studies. The research colloquium will discuss various parts of his complex oeuvre. Presented online via Zoom.
The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures invite the public to an evening lecture by Prof. Omer Bartov (Brown University). Born in Israel, trained in the UK and now based in the U.S., Bartov is one of the most influential and prolific scholars in the field of Holocaust studies. The lecture is also DLLC's 3rd Annual International Speaker Series. Presented online via Zoom.
A virtual conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
7 - 8:30 p.m.
The Creative Justice Institute and Climate Stories Collaborative are thrilled to bring an inspiring voice to our campus this spring—Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a leading voice in the climate conversation and co-editor of the new anthology All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, a powerful collection of writings by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types! Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for a pandemic or winter weather. Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help the American Red Cross maintain the blood supply. No matter your blood type, you’re somebody’s type. This is the perfect month to make a heartwarming gesture and donate blood.
Appalachian State University is hosting Fulbright Week 2021, an annual event organized and supported by multiple partners across campus, including administrative offices and faculty. A plethora of virtual events have been planned to help share the many opportunities available to you through Fulbright, answer questions you have about the program, and help you prepare a strong Fulbright application.
This special Schaefer Center Presents production will include a recorded introduction by BalletX co-founder Christine Cox, the BalletX 15th Anniversary Season documentary, and mixed rep selections “Increasing” and “Fancy Me.” BalletX has produced nearly 100 world premiere ballets by more than 50 choreographers, and performed for over 100,000 audience members at home and on tour.
Streamed live from the stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts! Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners and perennial Billboard chart-toppers (and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist and occasional comedian Steve Martin).
Join us for an informative day designed for high school students and prospective transfer students. Meet our faculty, tour campus, and learn more about majors and programs, scholarships, financial aid, the admissions process and what it’s like to be a member of the Appalachian Community.