Arts & Cultural

Photo by Wake Forest University, https://news.wfu.edu/experts/barry-trachtenberg/

Religious studies club hosts speaker on Zionism in light of the Holocaust
Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Barry Trachtenburg, Rubin professional chair of Jewish history and director of Wake Forest Universitiy’s Jewish studies programMonday, Nov. 4, 2...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Image of person writing. Stock image for the Creative Writing Scholarship Competition fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Competition
Oct 31, 2019

This competition is for poetry and creative prose (fiction, script or screenplay, or creative nonfiction) and is open to full-time students of al...

Toad bones from the pit at the Western North Carolina site, examined by Dr. Tom Whyte, professor of anthropology at Appalachian, and student researchers in his Experimental Archaeology class. Photo submitted

The archaeologist and the headless toads: A ‘trilling’ tale from Appalachian’s Dr. Tom Whyte
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Tom Whyte likes to dig in the dirt — and solve old mysteries while he’s at it. As a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Anthropolo...

Appalachian alumna Lindsay Bookout ’16, a freelance proofreader in Wilmington operating under the name Pendulum Proofreading. Bookout, who is originally from Charlotte, is currently studying for the LSAT, with a goal of attending law school in fall 2021 to focus on animal and environmental law. Photo submitted

Alumna pursues law school aspirations while helping others put their best words forward
Oct 25, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna and self-professed “grammar nerd” Lindsay Bookout ’16, of Wilmington, would never call herself a hero, and y...

Dr. Marjory Harper, professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and visiting professor and senior researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Centre for History. Photo from https://www.uhi.ac.uk.

Scottish Settlers and Sojourners in the United States with Professor Marjory Harper from the University of Aberdeen
Oct 22, 2019

Thursday, Oct. 24, 20197 p.m. Anne Belk, Room 242This event is free and open to the public.Dr. Marjory Harper, professor of History at the Univer...

Lights illuminate the facade of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country as the sun sets over downtown Boone. App State faculty, staff and students across the university have contributed toward the reopening of the renovated Appalachian Theatre in Boone, which will take place Monday, Oct. 14. Photo by Leslie Rostivo

Behind the scenes: App State faculty, staff and students partner with community in Appalachian Theatre project
Oct 10, 2019

After eight years of planning and construction, the restored and renovated Appalachian Theatre in downtown Boone will open Oct. 14 — and Appalachian...

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 interned with the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country while completing her Master in Public Administration degree at Appalachian. She now works at Western Youth Network in Boone. Photo submitted

App State alumna’s internship at Appalachian Theatre sets the stage for her career
Oct 9, 2019

Caroline Davis ’16 ’19 spent last summer working as an intern for the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), setting the stage for h...

Dr. Laura Wright, professor of English at Western Carolina University. photo from: https://www.northcarolina.edu/content/Laura-Wright

“The Dangerous Vegan: The Politics of Scholarship, Identity and Consumption in the Anthropocene” with alumna Dr. Laura Wright
Oct 4, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 20195 p.m.Belk Library, Room 421This event is free and open to the campus and community.Dr. Laura Wright is professor of En...

Young adult Sci-Fi writer Scott Reintgen. Photo Submitted.

Appalachian hosts Scott Reintgen, young adult Sci-Fi writer
Oct 3, 2019

Established author Scott Reintgen will be giving a craft talk on Friday, October 25 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons ...