Arts & Cultural

Appalachian State University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of late alumna Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, left. She is pictured with her husband, William “Bill” Frank. Photo by Marie Freeman

4 lauded Appalachian authors to visit App State as part of fall 2021 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Sep 16, 2021

Interested in gaining different perspectives on the Appalachian region and its culture? This season’s speakers for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiti...

Photo of Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94), a participatory art exhibition sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). Photo submitted.

Participatory art exhibition Hostile Terrain 94 demonstrates humanitarian crisis at U.S. border
Aug 23, 2021

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art exhibition sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research...

Promotional poster for Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies Fall 2021 Research Colloquium on Holocaust Testimony

Center Research Colloquium Hosts Dr. Noah Shenker
Aug 18, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 20217:30 - 9 p.m. EST Registration is required to participateA virtual event, free and open to the public.Appalachian State Unive...

Announcing Trevor McKenzie, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. Photo by Megan Sheppard

Alumnus Trevor McKenzie named Director of Center for Appalachian Studies
Aug 17, 2021

Trevor McKenzie '10, '12 has been named director of the Center for Appalachian Studies effective Aug 1, 2021. McKenzie has worked for almost a decade ...

A collaborative partnership between Appalachian State University and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park has existed for more than a century and is one example of the interconnectedness of the High Country community with the Appalachian Experience. Illustrated is Flat Top Manor, part of the park’s 3,500-acre estate located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock. Illustration by Jim Fleri

App State and Cone Estate connection spans 100-plus years, yields academic and engagement opportunities
Aug 12, 2021

Appalachian State University’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina opens avenues of academic and civic engagement particu...

A new family of wines developed by Appalachian State University students and faculty has an award-winning look, with labels designed and printed by students in the graphic communications management program. The pictured labels won second place in the 2021 Phoenix Challenge — a college competition between graphic communications students across North America. Photo submitted

App State students design and produce award-winning wine labels — cheers!
Aug 3, 2021

A new family of wines developed by Appalachian State University students and faculty has an award-winning look, with labels designed and printed by st...

Headshot of Clarinda Ross, Los Angeles-based writer and a professional actor. Photo Submitted.

A Storytelling Tribute in Honor of Charlotte Ross, “The Legend Lady”
Jun 17, 2021

Local organizations partner to remember two Appalachian faculty and support student scholarshipsTwo High Country cultural organizations, Blue Ridge Co...

Department of English’s Dr. Clarice Moran, assistant professor of English education. Photo submitted.

Clarice Moran recognized for excellence in literacy in a digital age
May 20, 2021

Appalachian State University Department of English’s Dr. Clarice Moran, assistant professor of English education was recently recognized as a r...

STARTALK — a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center — to host the Chinese immersion program (virtually this year) by Appalachian State University from July 12 - July 30, 2021. Graphic for STARTALK.

STARTALK — an immersion in Chinese language and culture for high school students
May 18, 2021

High school students have the opportunity to embark on a virtual journey to Beijing and learn about Chinese language and culture through Appalachian S...

Jesse Barber, an Appalachian State University senior from Sawmills, is pursuing a self-designed B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in documentary studies in Appalachia and a minor in sustainable development. Photo by Mike Belleme

Mountaineer photographer Jesse Barber focuses on storytelling
May 12, 2021

World traveler, writer, photographer, volunteer and passionate environmentalist — at 28, Jesse Barber is just getting started.A native of Sawmills, ...