Furniture designer Alyssa Coletti is determined to expand student exposure to and experience with sustainable design. An adjunct instructor in Appalachian’s Department of Applied Design, she teaches just one or two courses per semester with the goal of providing a unique, hands-on experience for her students.
Appalachian State University leadership in the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced funding of four additional faculty scholarships for Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program (AISP).
Appalachian State University has earned a $65,000 Active Learning Center Grant to support AppLab from Steelcase Education. The organization’s grant program supports teacher and student efforts to create an environment that encourages engagement, collaboration and creativity.
Each of the scholarship proposals awarded reflect one or more of the university’s strategic initiatives: sustainability in the areas of economics, equity and the environment; diversity; student research; global learning; wellness and safety; and community and civic engagement.
Classical guitarists from across the U.S. will perform during the 22nd Annual Appalachian GuitarFest and Solo Guitar Competition. Concerts will feature Silviu Ciulei, Piero Viti, Corde Cantanti and the Page Brothers.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, along with the Temple of the High Country and Appalachian's Hillel chapter, will mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with a public reading of the names of European Jews murdered by the Germans and their allies during the Holocaust as well as a commemorative ceremony.
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) Manager of Energy Research Robin Aldina will highlight findings from the most recent Clean Energy Census; provide updates on the current status of the North Carolina solar market, including customer-owned solar; and discuss two current projects underway focused on community-level solar developments.
As part of a continued exploration of Civil War themes this semester, the Department of History at Appalachian will host Dr. Curt Fields for “An Evening with General Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform.” Fields is the National Park Service representative for Grant. He has portrayed the commanding general of the Union Army in films, posters and re-enactments.
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life.
This talk concerns instances in early ethnography recording the magic of using the corpse to kill the killer, and relates that to police shootings in the USA as well as the new scholarly field of "killology."