Dula family reunions in western North Carolina include members of the black and white sides of the family. But for decades these two sides did not communicate or even acknowledge their relation. Filmmaker Beth Davison, a faculty member at Appalachian State University, explored this story in her recent documentary “Dulatown.”
Artese, from São Paulo, Brazil, is a member of the NouN Improv Comedy Troupe and Appalachian Student Ambassadors, as well as International Appalachian (INTAPP) and the Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) program.
Ryan Decker, a senior industrial design major with a concentration in furniture design, received a Pinnacle Award from the International Society of Furniture Designers for his cabinet design titled “Warden of Wallop Park.”
Fifteen High Country high school students with limited or no previous exposure to Chinese language and culture participated in the three-week culturally rich and academically rigorous program held on Appalachian’s campus.
From the mountains of the Scottish Highlands to a “Curious Lion” in Zimbabwe, the winning and runner-up photos in the 2018 IEW Photo Contest explore the world through the eyes of Appalachian faculty, staff and students.
The Community Music School at Appalachian State University held its fifth annual Scale Olympiad on Saturday, Nov. 10, for High Country area pre-college pianists. Almost 30 students demonstrated their technical and theory skills, earning ribbons and rosettes for varying levels of mastery.
The winning sport coat designed by Appalachian alumni Bradley Rhyne ’07 and Filipe Ho ’07, college roommates and co-founders of Charlotte-based menswear line OLE MASON JAR, features “trim lines and an emphasis on tradition.”
Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences has named alumna Carmen Leigh Scoggins ’94 ’98, adjunct instructor of Spanish and foreign language methodology, the winner of its 2017–18 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Students from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee high school on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina are learning about their tribal roots this weekend on a trip to New Echota and the Major Ridge Home/Chieftains Museum. "I don't want to depress them," said Appalachian State University Professor Allen Bryant at Chieftains Saturday. "I hope to inspire them. This house was built by a Cherokee leader."