• Weicholz Global Film Series: Quo Vidis, Aida? (2020)
    Jul 7

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021

    On July 11, 1995, the Serbian Army, under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic, overran the town of Srebrenica, which had been declared a safe haven by the United Nations. Along with thousands of other helpless Muslim civilians, Aida, a local teacher and translator for the UN seeks refuge for her family at a UN camp led by Dutch soldiers.

  • Meet the Artist: Jackie Alexander
    Jul 13

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    In advance of NC Black Repertory Company’s (NCBRC) production of Freedom Summer, as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, NCBRC Artistic Director Jackie Alexander sits down with playwright Cynthia Grace Robinson and the leads of her powerful Civil Rights-era drama, Nikyla Boxley and Mariah Guillmette.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: The Road to Mandalay (2016)
    Jul 14

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Two young Burmese immigrants flee their country’s civil war and desperate poverty to work illegally in Thailand. During their journey from Myanmar to Thailand, Guo falls in love with Lianqing. In Bangkok, they both find different ways to make enough money to realize their dreams.

  • NC Black Repertory Company presents “Freedom Summer”
    Jul 15

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

    “Freedom Summer” tells the story of two sisters — Nora, who has started a new life “passing” as a white woman in Boston, and Carrie, who is preparing to travel to the deep South to register Blacks to vote. The bodies of three civil rights workers have just been found in Mississippi, leading the sisters to question the price of civil rights, Black identity, and what it means to be free.

  • TCVA Lunch & Learn: Dulatown: Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    Jul 19

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    Monday, July 19, 2021

    Dulatown, located in Lenoir, N.C., is a community settled in 1855 and populated mostly by African Americans who share a kinship and the last name of Dula. Dulatown embraces its history at a bi-annual reunion where in recent years both Black and white Dula relatives come together around their shared history and genealogy to publicly acknowledge they share more than just a surname.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Transit (2014)
    Jul 21

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Janet, Moishe and Tina have left their homeland in search of a better life in Israel. Siblings, Janet and Moishe, are among the 40,000 legal foreign guest workers from the Philippines who serve as health care workers, housemaids, construction laborers, and farm hands.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Complicity (2018)
    Jul 28

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Cheng Liang is a young Chinese immigrant living illegally in Japan who gets caught up in a theft ring, stealing water heaters and the like from homes and businesses in order to survive. Desperate for legitimate work, he buys and assumes a false identity at a considerable cost.

  • Ranky Tanky
    Jul 31

    An Appalachian Summer Festival

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Grammy Award-winning Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been profiled on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon jazz charts.

  • Virtual 6th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS)
    Oct 1

    October 1-2, 2021

    WIELS is a partnership between faculty members in the Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University and practicing educators. Our mandate is the development of an 'armoring process' that will equip women with pragmatic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them for success as educational leaders.