Coronavirus information: The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 7/3/2020 at 10:55 a.m.
Scientific results from a 2019 Mount Everest expedition — which included Appalachian’s Dr. Baker Perry’s leadership in installing the world’s highest weather station at 27,657 feet above sea level — will be valued for years to come. The team’s story is chronicled in this month’s National Geographic Magazine.
Our faculty engage in research critical to understanding environmental changes and their impacts, locally and across the globe. One example — installing Mount Everest weather stations to provide data on mountain conditions and monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere.
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.
We’re enhancing the Appalachian Experience — with a stronger physical infrastructure and five-year goals that further empower human potential. Get the full picture through a new, special website detailing our growth and change.
Appalachian’s online bachelor’s and graduate education programs — including those financially beneficial for student veterans and active-duty military members — rank among the best in the nation for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“Unequal Scenes” uses a drone to illustrate the inscribed history of the world in a new way. The scars within our urban fabric, so apparent from above, can provoke a sense of surprise, at the same time they reveal our complicity in systematic disenfranchisement.
Don’t we in the industry live by the adage, the show must go on? What if the show could go online? We know how healing the arts can be in times of crisis and we wanted to continue to keep alive the values embodied by the festival — artistic excellence, access to the arts for all, audience engagement, and community building through the arts — and to stay connected and creative during these unprecedented times.
Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. This special preview performance and message from the quartet to the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the Tesla Quartet’s planned appearance as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season.
Festival audiences often voice their curiosity about how App Summer comes together each season. Join the festival staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Schaefer Center (including a peek backstage) and a handful of pop-up home offices, a glimpse into the specialized roles of the festival staff, and a journey through the virtual planning process that culminated in an unprecedented online summer season.
Esmail is a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark who is on the verge of being thrown out of the country unless he can find a Danish woman willing to marry him. Amidst a series of fleeting relationships and failed one-night stands, Esmail meets Sara, a beautiful Danish-Iranian woman who makes him question everything about himself and what he is doing. As time is running out, the charmer finds himself caught between self-interest and self-respect.
Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in Gallery B and a pre-recorded talkback with the artist. Johnny Miller is a photographer, activist, and multimedia storyteller based in Cape Town, South Africa, and Detroit, Michigan. He is interested in exploring inequality, architecture, displacement, and climate justice from the ground and from the air. In addition to a walk through the gallery, the showcase will also feature an interview with Miller, providing insight into his work and its relevance to the COVID-19 crisis.
Settle in for a serenade of melodic repertoire of instrumental and vocal literature performed by an ensemble of faculty from the Hayes School of Music: James Stokes (trumpet); Junie Cho (piano); Gennard Lombardozzi (tenor); and James Douthit (piano).
With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Join us for a memorable evening of jazz-infused ChamberSoul, featuring live interviews with cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker and her band, moderated by Todd Wright, Professor of Jazz Studies in the Hayes School of Music.
Enjoy this select program featuring archival gems, glimpses of the dancers at home, and sneak peeks of the world premieres that were scheduled for The Joyce this spring; featuring a specially recorded message to our App Summer audience from founder and choreographer David Parsons.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to an evening with Holocaust child survivor Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff. After her father had managed to escape a concentration camp, Dr. Klein Kassenoff, her baby brother and her parents went on a dangerous seven-month long journey across Nazi-controlled Europe to reach a ship in Lisbon that brought them to the U.S. in 1941. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, her testimony will be given online via Zoom.
Rescheduled from April 3, 2020. Mr. Jose Minaya—CEO of Nuveen, a TIAA company—oversees all operating and investment activities for more than $970 billion in assets spanning the globe and covering equities, fixed income, real estate, private markets, natural resources, other alternatives and responsible investments. Mr. Minaya also chairs the Nuveen global investment committee and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Open House is your opportunity to learn more about Appalachian. Meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and what student life at Appalachian is really like.