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.


  • Entropy Dance Crew
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    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.

  • Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    PSU Solarium Stage
    Free event

    Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory—literally, the North Carolina Piedmont. That’s where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home.

  • Tea Around the World
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    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.

  • Strictly Strings
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    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!

  • CANCELED: Cricket Game
    Apr 5
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    Sanford Mall
    Free event

    Want to learn how to play an international game? Come and join Dr. Dinesh Dave, originally from India, a big cricket fan and a College of Business professor.

  • 10th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament
    Apr 9
    Saturday, April 9, 2016
    Watauga High School
    Free event

    The event celebrates the community’s cultural diversity and is part of the annual Diversity Celebration held at Appalachian. Youth players are required to register online. The registration deadline for the youth players is March 25, 2016.


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.