Arts & Cultural

Rebecca Yoon, Director, App English Language Studies (AppELS) is a new academic program for English language learners at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds.

New AppELS partnership offers international students the opportunity to study at Appalachian State
Aug 12, 2019

App English Language Studies (AppELS) is a new academic program for English language learners at Appalachian State University. This program is a partn...

Appalachian alumna Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18, who holds a B.S. in nursing and an M.S. in Appalachian studies from Appalachian. She owns Appalachian Healthcare Training and Consulting, through which she provides cultural sensitivity training to health care providers in the Southern Appalachian region. Photo submitted

App State alumna helps the medical community understand Appalachian culture
Jul 31, 2019

When Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18 enrolled at Appalachian State University to pursue a B.S. in nursing (RN–BSN) degree after years of working ...

Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing and the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor in Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian. Photo submitted

Joseph Bathanti wins Lee Smith Award for his literary contributions to Appalachian culture
Jul 17, 2019

Appalachian State University’s Joseph Bathanti — North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate (2012–14) — was recently honored with the Lee Smith ...

Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2 cover image

Appalachian State’s Appalachian Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly, releases volume 46
Jul 15, 2019

The new edition of Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2, features articles on foodways in Appalachia, the literature of Ron Rash, LGBTQ topics and a live...

The horse and carriage pictured here, which appear in the documentary, were provided by Mimosa Hills Farm in Morganton. The carriage is driven by farm owner Crosby Reed. Students from Dr. Derek Davidson’s theater class volunteered as actors for the film, including Appalachian alumna Elizabeth Mason Moore ’19, who graduated with a B.A. in theatre education in May and is pictured right of Reed. Dalton Forster, a junior theatre arts major from Garner, pictured center in background, holds a boom microphone. Pho

Appalachian produces new documentary on the history of Moses Cone’s Flat Top Manor
Jul 11, 2019

Thanks to a team from Appalachian State University, visitors at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, will have the op...

Emily Sedlacek ’19, of King, is a recent graduate of Appalachian. She holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in languages, literatures and cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone studies. She will pursue her M.A. in English at Appalachian this fall. Photo submitted

New languages, new stories — Appalachian student combines her passion for travel and literature
Jul 10, 2019

Emily Sedlacek ’19 combined her two passions — travel and literature — and graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a&nb...

The 18th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on

International Summer Symposium Centers on Education During and After the Holocaust
Jul 8, 2019

The 18th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on "Remembering the Holocaust" will be held July 20-25, 2019, at Appalachian State U...

Students in the summer 2018 STARTALK Program at Appalachian practice tai chi with Tim Winecoff, an adjunct lecturer in the university’s Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, center in blue shirt. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

‘The High Country Meets the Middle Kingdom’
Jun 28, 2019

This summer, 20 regional high school students will have the opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture without ever leaving the High Country ...

Caroline Sager. Photo Submitted.

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
Jun 19, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has be...

Matthias Kramer, a graduating Appalachian senior earning a B.A. in English with dual concentrations in literary studies and creative writing, along with a B.A in languages, literatures and cultures – East Asian languages and cultures. He will begin a doctoral program in comparative literature at University of Oregon this fall. Photo by Marie Freeman

Intertwining triple majors open the door to a doctorate for Appalachian graduating senior
Jun 4, 2019

Matthias Kramer’s childhood passion for Pokémon led him on a path toward Asian studies and comparative literature. A graduating senior from Raleigh...