Doing business in Cuba won’t be as simple as some people think, but that isn’t stopping governors, state legislators, U.S. business owners and others from exploring economic opportunities that might be available to them in the near future.
Offices and programs at Appalachian State University are partnering with the local non-profit agency Wine to Water to help provide clean water and additional emergency supplies to earthquake victims in Nepal.
The film is about a Mexican immigrant who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in the U.S. He struggles to rebuild his family and follow his dream of starting a band: the Copa Kings.
Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance performs the moving full-length play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” based on a young girl’s diary entries during a two-year span of time during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
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.
“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.
Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.
Rabbi Andrew Baker—director of International Jewish Affairs for the American Jewish Committee (AJC)—will speak on “Combating Anti-Semitism in a Changing Europe: Confronting Old Demons and New Threats.”