Jazz drummer Lewis Nash will join Appalachian Jazz Ensemble I for a performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian. Nash has been featured on more than 300 recordings during his 30-plus year career.
Six professors at Appalachian State University have been honored for their teaching: Catherine Fountain, Dr. Shawn Bergman, Dr. Kevin Zwetsloot, Dr. James Stokes, Dr. Christopher Bartel and Dr. Kristina Groover.
The lecture will feature Dr. Deborah Thompson of Berea College. Her talk, titled “Who Gets to be an Appalachian Musician? Insights from Social Theory and Geography,” will utilize concepts from social theory and geography to discuss the place of race and gender in the production of traditional Appalachian music.
Officials from 20 North Carolina colleges, universities, statewide organizations, as well as state and local health agencies met recently to formally create a state-wide alliance to increase minority representation in the health professions.
LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be presented in two local screenings this month.
The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents PROM, the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition for spring semester. It includes work by the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art.
Following a national search, Dr. Darrell P. Kruger has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian State University. Kruger comes to Appalachian from the University of New Orleans, where he is dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
“Bad Feminist” author Roxane Gay is an associate professor of English at Purdue University, where she teaches creative writing, fiction and creative nonfiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels.