Appalachian’s 45 percent energy reduction leads the UNC System. In 2016-17, we avoided using enough energy to power 2,160 average North Carolina houses for the year. We saved enough water to fill 8 million standard-size bathtubs.
At Appalachian, we continually develop ways for our students to work alongside their professors to research and innovate in areas of sustainability, and have maintained a long-standing position as a national leader in sustainable curriculum development.
Chancellor Sheri Everts discussed new programs, progress toward meeting five-year strategic goals and plans for expansion of and improvements to Appalachian’s campus during the most recent Board of Trustees meeting.
This popular annual concert features Appalachian faculty, students and guest artists showcasing their talents in choreography and performance. The 2018 spring concert is scheduled to include work by associate professors of dance studies Emily Daughtridge and Susan Lutz, as well as a choreographic world premiere by national guest artist Teena Custer.
As Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International, Lord Dr. Michael Hastings helps find solutions to global challenges such as poverty, environmental sustainability, education and equality. Lord Hastings’ talk will be the 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Walker College of Business.
Discuss “The Sympathizer.” Things to think about: What types of borders does the protagonist navigate and how does that impact his relationships with friends, his homeland, and his political orientation? How does Nguyen’s novel differ from representations of the Vietnam War in “Apocalypse Now?”
Rather than throwing away clothing with rips or tears, the Mending Initiative — a new collaborative at Appalachian — teaches students and community members to repair clothing so it doesn’t end up in landfills. Students, faculty and community members are invited to bring clothing in need of repair to this free event, and students will be available to help fix.
Jarrett Davis is national technical and building science director for Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury. He will share his experiences in building forensics and product testing, and how recent advances in technologies such as drones, computer aided modeling software and others aid in the development of high-performance buildings that continue to shape our built environment.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof always keeps audiences on the edge of their seat in enthralling presentations that catapult many into action themselves. As a master story teller with an unmatched reputation and peerless perspective on the events that shape our world, listeners find themselves glued to their seats and captivated by moving, first-hand global stories.
Julie Thomson will combine and share her two areas of research and writing about artists who were at Black Mountain College (BMC). She will first focus on Ray Johnson, Black Mountain College student (1945–48) who led to Thomson's interest in the photographers at BMC. The second portion of her talk will focus on the photographers, and the 2017 exhibition, curated by Thomson, Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College.
Dr. Mark Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe, who completed his PhD in Modern European and Women's and Gender History at Rutgers University in 2016. He is the author of The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street.
The Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective, in collaboration with Blurred Boundaries, will host “Women, The Military, War & Its Aftermath” to explore the importance of women’s voices regarding military service, war, its aftermath, and the nearly invisible role of women and families left stateside.
Join us for an informative day designed just for high school students and their families 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.