Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Diversity Celebration

Diversity Celebration

The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.

The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.

Highlights

  • Strictly Strings
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    3:45pm-4:30pm
    PSU Cascades Stage
    Free event

    Strictly Strings is an Appalachian Old-Time band born in Boone North Carolina. This band truly loves playing together as well as spending time as best friends. They spread joy, happiness, love and great music!

  • Entropy Dance Crew
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    5:30pm-6:00pm
    PSU Linville Falls Ballroom
    Free event

    By creating a welcoming environment focused on both personal and collective growth, Entropy Dance Crew helps members of all backgrounds and experience levels express themselves through the art form of dance.

  • Scenes from Aladdin
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    3:15-4:45pm and 4:00-4:30pm
    PSU Roan Mountain Room
    Free event

    Award winning Appalachian Young Peoples Theater. This version of the children’s classic tells the whimsical story of a group of peddlers who decide to stop selling their wares to put on a play.

  • The Mountain Laurels
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    7:00pm-8:00pm
    PSU Cascades Stage
    Free event

    The Mountain Laurels are a Celti-lachian band from the High Country of North Carolina. The group performs a blend of Americana, Celtic and folk music typical to the roots culture of Western North Carolina.

  • High Country Cloggers with Dollar Brothers Band
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    6:45pm-7:45pm
    PSU Linville Falls Ballroom
    Free event

    The High Country Cloggers, NC Clogging Champions, are teamed up with The Dollar Brothers for a high energy, family oriented bluegrass stage show.

  • Tea Around the World
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    4:00pm-6:00pm
    PSU Multicultural Center
    Free event

    Amalia Yosefa will be sharing her passion with the Appalachian community by displaying and educating attendees on the various aspects of tea and tea presentation and history.

Support

We wish to extend our sincere thanks for our 2016 Diversity Celebration donors:

Individual Donors

  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Billings
  • Mr. John Michael Blackburn
  • Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Burwell
  • Dr. Kathleen T. Brinko and Mr. Jon S. Kwaitkowski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall Cheves, Jr.
  • Dayton Cole
  • Nicole and Alan Crees
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Dale
  • Hank Foreman and John Baynor
  • Ms. Susan H. King
  • Mrs. Terri L. Lockwood
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mayfield
  • Dr. Geraldine A. Miller
  • Ms. Cindy Wallace and Mr. Allen Moseley
  • Susan and Bruce Pettyjohn
  • Ms. Traci Diane Royster
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor
  • Ms. Elisabeth Old Wall
  • Mrs. Shari L. Williamson
  • Dr. James E. Young and Dr. Carol Marchel

This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and Grassroots Funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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