• Guin Thi
  • Susan M. Branch ’99
  • Ray Christian
  • Kemal Atkins ’92 ’96
  • Brian Shangwa ’15
  • Traci Royster
  • Sarah Mbiki
  • Fidel Leal

Events

  • Film: Germans in Jamaica: Wars, Spies and Camps
    Feb 23
    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    5:30pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theater
    Free event

    Appalachian faculty member and documentary filmmaker Kevin Kennedy will present his documentary “Germans in Jamaica: War, Spies and Camps,” which describes how Jamaica became a safe haven for a few thousand Germans in various internment camps on the far-flung island. A question and answer session with Kennedy will follow.

  • TCVA Workshop: Dances of Universal Peace: Body Prayer, Meditation in Movement
    Feb 24
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    6:00pm
    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
    Free event

    The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, joyous circle and partner dances that use sacred phrases and chants from many spiritual traditions. Live music and movements help us touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others.

  • To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
    Feb 24
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

  • Lake Street Dive
    Feb 25
    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    This eclectic quartet’s retro sound combines a refreshing blend of pop, classic R&B, jazz and soul with an infectious, easy going groove.

  • John K. Roth: Failures of Ethics: Comprehending Genocide and Atrocity
    Mar 1
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    7:00pm
    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
    Free event

    John K. Roth, Edward Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, is a renowned and prolific scholar of philosophy, religion, and Holocaust Studies.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Rose McLarney Craft Talk
    Mar 2
    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    3:30pm
    PSU Table Rock Room
    Free event

    Rose McLarney has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone—winner of the National Poetry Series—and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. Currently, she is assistant professor of creative writing at Auburn University and co-editor in chief and poetry editor of The Southern Humanities Review.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Rose McLarney Reading
    Mar 2
    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    7:30pm
    PSU Table Rock Room
    Free event

    Rose McLarney has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone—winner of the National Poetry Series—and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. Currently, she is assistant professor of creative writing at Auburn University and co-editor in chief and poetry editor of The Southern Humanities Review.

  • Mandolin Orange
    Mar 2
    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    9:00pm

    Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina around the talents of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz, Mandolin Orange draw from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop.

  • Roxanne’s Rivalry
    Mar 4
    Saturday, March 4, 2017
    7:00pm
    Valborg Theatre
    $15 / $10 / $5

    Roxanne's Rivalry is an hour-long "Family Feud" style guessing game with a drag queen host, real audience participation, prizes and drag performances by special guests. Sponsored by Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and directed by Professor Gordon Hensley, proceeds from the show help fund five annual scholarships for students majoring in theatre education.

  • Miguel Zenón Quartet: <em>Típico</em>
    Mar 7
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    $10 / $8

    Join internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón as he celebrates the release of his new album, Típico. Joining Zenón are his long-time bandmates who are also featured on the recording: Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig and Henry Cole.

  • Film: After Spring (2016)
    Mar 21
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    7:00pm
    I.G. Greer Auditorium
    Free event

    Filmmakers Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez witness the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families in transition and an aid worker fighting to keep a camp running. Part of the Sustainability Film Series.

  • Moonlight (2016)
    Mar 23

    25
    March 23-25, 2017
    7 & 9:30pm
    I.G. Greer Auditorium

    A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar 24
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    7:30pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    $12 / $8

    Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 21st Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar 25
    Saturday, March 25, 2017
    7:30pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    $12 / $8

    Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 21st Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Night in Day: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and Its Predecessors
    Mar 27
    Monday, March 27, 2017
    7:00pm
    I.G. Greer Auditorium
    Free event

    On the cusp of America's first coast to coast total eclipse of the sun in 99 years, anthropologist, astronomer and author Dr. Anthony Aveni explores the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses from Babylon to the ancient Maya, telling stories of the different kinds of impact nature's most dazzling phenomenon has had on humanity.

  • Hero (2002)
    Mar 29
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Bianca Lynne Spriggs Craft Talk
    Mar 30
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    12:30pm
    PSU Price Lake Room
    Free event

    Affrilachian poet and Cave Canem Fellow Bianca Lynne Spriggs is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Lexington, Kentucky. Bianca is the recipient of the 2016 Sallie Bingham Award, a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nomination.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Bianca Lynne Spriggs Reading
    Mar 30
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    7:30pm
    PSU Three Top Room
    Free event

    Affrilachian poet and Cave Canem Fellow Bianca Lynne Spriggs is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Lexington, Kentucky. Bianca is the recipient of the 2016 Sallie Bingham Award, a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nomination.

  • Hero (2002)
    Mar 31
    Friday, March 31, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

  • Panel Discussion: River Stories with The Nile Project's Mina Girgis
    Apr 2
    Sunday, April 2, 2017
    2:30pm
    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
    Free event

    Mina Girgis, producer and CEO of The Nile Project, will use stories about the longest river in the world to engage panelist familiar with local watersheds in a conversation exploring the diverse ways our rivers create meaning across cultures.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr 4
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth.

  • The Protector (1985)
    Apr 5
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Al Young Craft Talk
    Apr 6
    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    2:00pm
    PSU Three Top Room
    Free event

    Al Young started his professional career as a musician, singing and playing guitar throughout the U.S. in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He has published five novels, nine books of poetry and five memoirs. In addition to a distinguished teaching career, Young served as Poet Laureate of California from 2005-2008.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Al Young Reading
    Apr 6
    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    7:30pm
    PSU Table Rock Room
    Free event

    Al Young started his professional career as a musician, singing and playing guitar throughout the U.S. in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He has published five novels, nine books of poetry and five memoirs. In addition to a distinguished teaching career, Young served as Poet Laureate of California from 2005-2008.

  • The Protector (1985)
    Apr 7
    Friday, April 7, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

  • Lil Wayne
    Apr 12
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    7:00pm
    Holmes Convocation Center
    $35 / $30 / $25

    Having sold millions of albums worldwide and garnered four Grammy awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically lauded artists in Hip Hop.

  • Smoke Signals (1998)
    Apr 12
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    Though Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same tiny town, they couldn't have less in common. But when Victor is urgently called away, it's Thomas who comes up with the money to pay for his trip. There's just one thing Victor has to do: take Thomas along for the ride. Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of 1998, Smoke Signals was also a distinguished winner at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Smoke Signals (1998)
    Apr 13
    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    7:00pm
    PSU Greenbriar Theatre

    Though Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same tiny town, they couldn't have less in common. But when Victor is urgently called away, it's Thomas who comes up with the money to pay for his trip. There's just one thing Victor has to do: take Thomas along for the ride. Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of 1998, Smoke Signals was also a distinguished winner at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Robert Gipe Craft Talk
    Apr 20
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    2:00pm
    PSU Table Rock Room
    Free event

    Robert Gipe is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in Harlan, Kentucky, and works as the director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, where he is a key producer of Higher Ground, a series of community-based musical dramas inspired by oral histories and local issues.

  • Visiting Writer Series: Robert Gipe Reading
    Apr 20
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    7:30pm
    PSU Table Rock Room
    Free event

    Robert Gipe is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in Harlan, Kentucky, and works as the director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, where he is a key producer of Higher Ground, a series of community-based musical dramas inspired by oral histories and local issues.

  • Flight from the Mahabharath
    Apr 26

    30
    April 26-30, 2017
    Valborg Theatre

    By Muthal Naidoo. The play looks at the Mahabharata from a woman's point of view and the Epic becomes a metaphor for the patriarchal society in which women function mainly as adjuncts.

  • Between Two Worlds: The English Levant Company & the Ottoman Empire, 1581-1688
    Apr 27
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    7:00pm
    421 Belk Library and Information Commons
    Free event

    Dr. Jason White will discuss how the English Levant Company existed between the two worlds of England and the Ottoman Empire and how the directors and merchants of the Company negotiated, responded to, and even shaped numerous changes in political authority, economic conditions, diplomatic climates and social factors at both ends of its trading network.

  • Hidden Figures (2016)
    Apr 27

    29
    April 27-29, 2017
    7 & 9:30pm
    I.G. Greer Auditorium

    Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.