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POSTPONED - Enrique Morones - Activist and Author on Campus

Thursday, Sep 20, 6 pm
Belk Library Rm. 114
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With Justice For All: Human Rights and Civil Rights at Home and Abroad

Thursday, Oct 18, 7 pm
Schaefer Center, 733 Rivers Street Boone, North Carolina

The University Forum Lecture series is one of the longest running such series at Appalachian State University and it provides opportunities for the students, faculty and staff at the university and for people in the surrounding region to hear some of the most stimulating speakers in the country. On October 18, 2018 @ 7pm Appalachian State University will be hosting Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.. He is the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and one of America's...

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For the Kulture: An Open Mic Night

Tuesday, Sep 25, 7 pm
Linville Gorge in Plemmons Student Union

The Omicron Kappa chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Iota Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity present For the Kulture: An Open Mic Night. This event will give students an opportunity to showcase their talents varying from singing, dancing, spoken word, just name a few.

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The Transfomative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth

Friday, Sep 21, 9 am
1035 North Carolina Highway 105 Bypass Boone, North Carolina 28607
Covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy. Presents practical and accessible strategies to teach these strategies. Discusses how to help on the spectrum confidently "speak their truth" with a strong foundation of: personal awareness,  accessible communication, authentic choice, mutual respect
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The Transfomative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth

Friday, Sep 21, 9 am
1035 North Carolina Highway 105 Bypass Boone, North Carolina 28607
Covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy. Presents practical and accessible strategies to teach these strategies. Discusses how to help on the spectrum confidently "speak their truth" with a strong foundation of: personal awareness,  accessible communication, authentic choice, mutual respect
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ASCEND 2018

Tuesday, Aug 14, All Day
Appalachian State University- Plemmons Student Union, 263 Locust St. Boone, NC 28607

**APPLICATION NOW OPEN**

ASCEND Quick Facts:

Cost- FREE for all participants! Location- Appalachian State University Main Campus (Boone, NC) Length- August 11-14, 2018 (Full Schedule Here!) Who Can Apply?- Any first time ASU Student who holds marginalized or historically underrepresented identities (New Transfer students are welcome and encouraged to apply! Please rember that a condition of participating in the ASCEND program is the ability to be present at all...
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Diversity Celebration

Apr 8 - Apr 15

Sunday, April 8, 2018

National Pan-Hellenic Council Carnival

1pm - 4pm

Sanford

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body of the Black Greek Organizations (fraternities and sororities) and they will host this carnival that includes games, food, and prizes.  

“Soul Food” Sunday - Dinner & Movie

5pm

Solarium

Soul Food is a term used for a cuisine, food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of...

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Diversity Arts Contest

 

Appalachian State University is seeking creative writers and visual artists to submit their works for presentation and publication during Appalachian's Diversity Celebration. 3 writing submissions and 3 visual arts submissions will be honored and recognized during the chancellor's reception, April 10, 2018 at 7pm. The Diversity Arts Contest is open only to current undergraduate and graduate Appalachian students. Complete the submissions form, using your Appalachian email to...

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Global Peacebuilding Competition

Do you want to make a difference in the world around you?

Do you want to join other students locally and globally  

To work for Peace and Justice?

 

Enter the “Global Peacebuilding Competition” (GPC) and you could win between $500 to $2000 to carry out your own “peace” plan.

Here are the details:

Appalachian’s Global Peacebuilding Committee has organized a student competition modeled on a worldwide United Nations youth...

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Immigration Lawyer Q&A

Dr. Pappas is an Immigration Attorney from Asheville who has kindly offered to run workshops each month on campus for Appalachian Students to answer any questions they may have in relation to immigration law.

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(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER) Michelle Alexander at Schaefer Center 1/17/2018

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather and efforts to reschedule the event are being made currently. Updates on the rescheduling of this event will be posted here, as well as on our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Subject:  34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration featuring Michelle Alexander

Wednesday, Jan 17, 7 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Good Afternoon All,

Please join us for the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration featuring NY Times Best-Selling author Michelle Alexander.  This event will take place on Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm in the Schaefer Center.  

Michelle Alexander is a civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of the acclaimed The New Jim Crow.  We look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

For more information contact the office of Multicultural Student...

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2017 Ascend Incoming Student Applicant Form

What is Ascend?

Ascend is a multicultural student supplemental orientation program designed to create fellowship among students and families of historically underrepresented backgrounds and to help ease the students in their transition to Appalachian State University.

Ascend orientation was created and is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Development staff and students in the interest of incoming multicultural students. It is a...

Eminent Israeli Holocaust Historian and Yad Vashem Institute Director to Speak at ASU (Oct. 26)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies has brought many distinguished scholars and historians to the ASU campus in recent years, but few -- if any -- have been as eminent as Professor Dan Michman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Israel.

 

The ASU community and general public are invited to Professor Michman’s evening lecture on Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 pm in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114. The lecture is...

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2017 L.E.A.D. Incoming Student Applicant Form

What is L.E.A.D. (Linking Education and Diversity)?

L.E.A.D Orientation is a multicultural student supplemental orientation program designed to create fellowship among students and families of historically underrepresented backgrounds and to help ease the students in their transition to Appalachian State University.

L.E.A.D. orientation was created and is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Development staff and students in the interest of incoming...

The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour

Thursday, Jan 26, 7 pm
The Schafer Center for the Performing Arts

As part of the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, MSD is hosting W. Kamau Bell and his one man show.

Just like skinny jeans, superhero movies, and celebrity weight loss, racism continues to make a comeback. In 2007, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour opened big and came out swinging against big targets.  And since then the targets have only gotten bigger (see The Tea Party) and crazier (see The Tea Party). America has elected its first black...

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Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] Orientation

Aug 8 - Aug 12
Office of Multicultural Student Development, 263 Locust Street, Suite #255, Boone, NC 28608

Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] is an intensive, two-day supplemental orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. While the program is open to the entire Appalachian State community, students from historically marginalized identities and backgrounds (students of color, students who identify as LGBT+, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to participate. 

L.E.A.D. Orientation will conduct two summer sessions: August 8-9 and August...

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Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] Orientation

Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] is an intensive, two-day supplemental orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. While the program is open to the entire Appalachian State community, students from historically marginalized identities and backgrounds (students of color, students who identify as LGBT+, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to participate. 

In order to accommodate more new students and families, L.E.A.D. Orientation...

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MLK Commemoration

Tuesday, Apr 12, 7 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
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MLK Commemoration Cancelled

Dear Appalachian Community Members,

Due to concerns about the approaching severe winter storm, the MLK Commemoration and dinner, featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016, has been canceled.  We regret that we must make this decision, but for the safety of all in our community, we believe it is the right one.  

The MLK Commemoration will be rescheduled at a later date during spring semester.

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32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event

Thursday, Jan 21, 7 pm
Shaefer Center for Performing Arts

An Evening with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm  Schaefer Center for Performing Arts  Free and open to the public. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson – is an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner – is one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. The Philadelphia Weekly contends that Dr. Dyson “is reshaping what it means to be a public...

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Jean I Lawrence

Dear Appalachian Community Members,

Due to concerns about the approaching severe winter storm, the MLK Commemoration and dinner, featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2016, has been canceled. We regret that we must make this decision, but for the safety of all in our community, we believe it is the right one.

The MLK Commemoration will be rescheduled at a later date during spring semester.

candlelight Vigil

Tuesday, Oct 27, 7 pm
Sanford Mall

****Due to unforeseen weather issues, this event will be delayed until further notice. We will contact you again as soon as we have more information.

The sixth annual Candlelight Vigil is reigniting Appalachian’s flame for social justice and honoring the lost lives of LGBT youth due to suicide and bullying.  This somber celebration commemorates the legacy of those the LGBT community has lost through speakers, spiritual blessings, and storytelling. This year’s speakers include: —...

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