Appalachian is known for close collaboration between faculty and students, and superb faculty mentorship. At the May commencement ceremonies, students shared memories of their favorite professors, and faculty shared why they are passionate about imparting knowledge.
Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ report included Thursday morning’s groundbreaking of a new building for the Beaver College of Health Sciences on State Farm Road, An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 32nd season and the fifth Appalachian Energy Summit, which will draw local citizens as well as visitors from across the state and beyond.
The awards are made possible by a contribution from G.A. Sywassink, CEO of Standard Holding Company of Charlotte, a former member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and a current member of the UNC Board of Governors.
It’s an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, have some food and enjoy a cocktail while wandering one of the the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.
Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new. Every famous character and Shakespearean plot device come together in a single story so comically outrageous it’s no wonder the Bard of Avon hid it away!
Tony Award-winning Broadway leading lady Kelli O’Hara has dazzled audiences and critics alike in the most recent revivals of The King and I, South Pacific, and The Pajama Game. Performing with a trio, this beloved star takes the stage for an evening of Broadway showstoppers and familiar favorites from the Great American Songbook.