Friend or Foe? The Vietnam War

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Belk Library 421

Discussion Session 4 — Friend or Foe? The Vietnam War

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?”

Lord Michael Hastings to give 60th Boyles Lecture at Appalachian

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Holmes Convocation Center

The 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled for Friday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m., and will feature Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International in the Holmes Convocation Center on Appalachian's campus. A reception will follow the lecture, and both activities are free and open to the public.  

Listening Session: Former Watauga High School property

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am

417 Plemmons Student Union (Beacon Heights)

In order to gather feedback regarding Appalachian State University’s recently acquired 74-acre property on the site of the former Watauga High School — located at 400 High School Drive, just off Highway 105 South in Boone — a listening session will be held.

Please plan to attend and give feedback to university leadership to help inform decisions regarding future development opportunities for this property. The session will be interactive; all in attendance are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Additionally, note takers will be present on-site during the session.

Proposed options for development of the new acquisition have included student residence halls, a day care facility and student recreation fields. The property’s current parking configuration accommodates 500 spaces, which could offer a short-term alleviation for limited parking available on the university’s main campus.

Appalachian welcomes feedback from all members of the community.

Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00pm

Main Gallery - Turchin Center

Jan 12 - Jun 2, 2018

As part of the campus-wide celebration of the historical legacy of Black Mountain College (BMC) at Appalachian State University during the Spring 2018 semester, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will feature a selection of art and artifacts from Black Mountain College artists and writers.


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December 2017 Commencement

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Holmes Convocation Center

Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University. Live streaming will be available.

Appalachian Chorale

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center

Directed by Dr. Linda Larson, the Appalachian Chorale is a large choral ensemble open to all students, faculty, and members of the High Country community.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra is the cornerstone orchestral ensemble at the Hayes School of Music and is led by our mission statement: Making Magic, Changing Lives, Forging Opportunity. Orchestra members are drawn from the entire Appalachian community, including music majors, non-majors, and dedicated community members.

Holiday Scholarship Concert

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Hayes School of Music’s 25th annual Holiday Scholarship Concert will be Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the Schaefer Center Box Office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or may be purchased online at Ticket sales support scholarships for students in the Hayes School of Music.

During the past 25 years, the performance has opened the holidays with a festive, family friendly concert featuring ensembles and orchestras from the music school. Performing this year are the Steely Pan Steel Band, Brass Choir, Sax Quartet, University Singers, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Choir, Chamber Singers, Treble Choir, Guitar Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.

Our "Silver Bells" Sponsors:

Kay and Frank Borkowski in honor of Joe Phelps
Don and Cathy Cover
Sensenbrenner Primary Care, Charlotte, NC

To Bee or Not: Walker's Efforts to Save the Honey Bee

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Blue Ridge Energy Boardroom, Peacock Hall

To Bee or Not: Walker's Efforts to Save the Honey Bee will be the focus of the next session of Appalachian State University's Sustainable Business Research Series.

Data analytics expert Joseph Cazier will discuss current projects to save the threatened honey bee population, including citizen science efforts, STEM outreach, beekeeper training, core data discovery, standardization and knowledge dissemination. The event is open to the public with no fee to attend; however, online registration is required. Lunch will be provided to registrants.

Online Registration

The lecture is sponsored by the Holshouser Ethics Program. The event is open to the public with no fee to attend; however, online registration is required.

International Education Week

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:00am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

  • International Education Week (IEW) at Appalachian State University is a celebration of transformational global experiences at home and abroad. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these free events, which take place throughout the week!

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