Events

Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:15am

Business owners from across the region will present and discuss entrepreneurial issues in a full day of speakers and workshops focused on entrepreneurial inspiration. This is an opportunity for students and community members to meet, network and learn from successful entrepreneurs. The day will end with the student Big Idea Pitch competition.

The 14th annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017. Business owners from across the region will present and discuss entrepreneurial issues in a full day of speakers and workshops focused on entrepreneurial inspiration. This is an opportunity for students and community members to meet, network and learn from successful entrepreneurs. The day will end with the student Big Idea Pitch competition. It is sure to be a day to remember and one you don't want to miss.  REGISTER TODAY!

https://entrepreneurship.appstate.edu/programs/summit


Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:15am

Business owners from across the region will present and discuss entrepreneurial issues in a full day of speakers and workshops focused on entrepreneurial inspiration. This is an opportunity for students and community members to meet, network and learn from successful entrepreneurs. The day will end with the student Big Idea Pitch competition.

The 14th annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017. Business owners from across the region will present and discuss entrepreneurial issues in a full day of speakers and workshops focused on entrepreneurial inspiration. This is an opportunity for students and community members to meet, network and learn from successful entrepreneurs. The day will end with the student Big Idea Pitch competition. It is sure to be a day to remember and one you don't want to miss.  REGISTER TODAY!

https://entrepreneurship.appstate.edu/programs/summit


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Transforming Health Series presents Susan Dentzer

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

  • Susan Dentzer, a frequent guest and commentator on the NewsHour and National Public Radio, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a not-for-profit think tank and membership organization that seeks innovative ways to advance health, improve health care, and produce smarter health care spending.

https://healthsciences.appstate.edu/news/blue-cross-blue-shield-north-carolina-transforming-health-series-presents-susan-dentzer

A Knight to Remember

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Valborg Theatre

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting a week-long residency by international artists Aniruddha Knight and Ensemble, including a one-night-only performance at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8 in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus. Solo dancer Aniruddha Knight and three accompanists will offer a concert of a unique hereditary style and repertoire of the South Indian music and dance practice known as bharata natyam. Ticket prices are $5 and available in person from the Valborg Theatre and Schaefer Center box offices, by phone each weekday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling toll-free 800-841-ARTS (2787), or online via the department website at www.theatreanddance.appstate.edu.

https://faa.appstate.edu/news/%E2%80%9C-knight-remember%E2%80%9D-appalachian-theatre-and-dance-presents-aniruddha-knight-and-ensemble

Appalachian Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present the Appalachian Percussion Ensemble in a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7. The performance will take place in Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center on the university campus.  Admission is free.

Directed by Dr. Robert J. Falvo, a professor of percussion at Appalachian, the group will present the tenth concert in its “Open Mind” series. The program will feature works by Lou Harrison, Steve Reich, John Cage, Collective Improv at App (C.I.A), Benares Baj Demonstration and Jesse Monkman.

Homelessness & Mental Health

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Three Top Mountain, Room 169, Plemmons Student Union

  • ACT's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness committee's first event of the year will be a showing of a short documentary on homelessness and mental health with a discussion afterward. A mini food drive will also be held at this event.

TCVA: Tai Chi

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

TCVA Gallery

  • Participants will engage in a series of very specific integrated postures in fluid sequence—that today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise.

Poet Vivian Shipley - Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series: Reading

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union

  • Visiting Writers Series Reading: Vivian ShipleyNovember 2, 20177:30 pm

    Vivian Shipley, Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University, is the recipient of the 2015 Hackney Literary Award for Poetry. Her tenth book, Perennial, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a 2016-17 Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist.

2017 Appalachian Energy Summit

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:15pm

  • July 10 - 12, 2017

    The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is the sixth-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit.  Energy Summit 2017

Appalachian Safety Summit to be held May 30-31

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Plemmons Student Union

 By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—The third annual Appalachian Safety Summit will take place in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University May 30 – 31.

The Appalachian Safety Summit educates and informs safety employees, teams and managers about the latest research in behavioral safety approaches in changing safety culture. Attendees learn the tools and strategies to help motivate employees to maintain safe behavior that ensures a more productive and safe workplace.

Registration for the event is now underway and is offered through the Appalachian Safety Summit web site: https://www.appalachiansafetysummit.com

The summit will begin with pre-conference workshops May 30 from 1 – 4 p.m. on topics such as collecting and using data to assess and evolve safety programs, hazard identification, implementing a safety analytics solution for your organization, and safety/life lessons from psychological science. The summit’s main event will take place May 31 from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., featuring presentations by experts in the field and breakout sessions.

According to Dr. Timothy Ludwig, director of the Appalachian Safety Summit and professor in the Appalachian’s Department of Psychology, attendees at last year’s summit numbered nearly 100 and “included safety professionals and business people in medium and large industries who are dedicated to safety in their work environments.”

Steeped in behavioral psychology, Ludwig approaches workplace safety with an eye to how the environment influences behavior. He said his approach, and that of other presenters at the summit, “focuses on how to shape safety systems and culture, with the goal of helping employees to make good judgments.”

When asked about goals for the summit, Ludwig replied, “Ultimately, we want to reduce workplace injuries in companies in the region. We want to make people’s lives better, reduce suffering caused by workplace injuries with the science we have to offer.”

He continued, “More locally, we want to provide professionals in North Carolina with access to experts who are known internationally, and for Appalachian we want to build relationships with the business community, so our students can secure internships and get to know professionals in the field. Also, proceeds from the Safety Summit can benefit students with projects and research.”

Speakers at this year’s Appalachian Safety Summit include top experts in the behavioral safety field. The keynote speaker is Dr. Aubrey Daniels, head of the Atlanta-based firm Aubrey Daniels International. His consulting firm helps organizations around the world enhance employee productivity while building a culture of safety. He is the author of six books, one of which is in its third edition: “Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement.”

Other speakers include Ludwig, one of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Magazine’s “Power 101” Leaders in the Safety and Health World; Dr. Chuck Pettinger of Blacksburg, Virginia, an expert with analytics to improve safety culture who was named among Industrial Safety and Hygiene News Magazine’s “Top 50 Thought Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”; Connie Engelbrecht, director of Total Safety Culture App Ltd., headquartered in South Africa, who advocates proactive safety solutions, including positive reinforcement; and Dr. Thomas Cunningham, a behavioral scientist and head of the Research and Evaluation Branch of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.