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Common Reading Program with Playwright Moisés Kaufman

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

2 - 3:15 p.m.

Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

Reading from and discussing The Laramie Project and recent dramatic work by prominent playwright Moisés Kaufman.

Moisés Kaufman: Theater in 2018 - The Vicinity of Hope

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

7 - 8 p.m.

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Moisés Kaufman — playwright, director and author of the 2018-19 common reading book selection, “The Laramie Project” — will give a public address at Appalachian State University. The event is free and open to the public.“The Laramie Project” is a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder, which was denounced as a hate crime, sparked a national debate.

The Morgan Science Lecture Series “Empowering Global Scientific Engagement”

with Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at University of Oregon

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

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LLC International Speaker Series launch with Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

The Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will launch its new International Speakers Series with a public lecture by Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán.  One of the most prominent Latin American writers of her generation, Alemán will make a stop at Appalachian State to share with us POSO WELLS, her first novel to appear in English. Part journalism, detective story, sci-fi, and social commentary, this audacious novel is a true mash-up of genres that defies the limits of fiction. The program is free & open to the public.  Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Office of International Education & Development, the Departments of English, History, and Cultural, Gender & Global Studies. For more information

APPS Films: Frankenstein (1931)

Part of the 200th birthday celebration of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

7 - 8 p.m.

I.G. Greer Hall

Humanities Council Symposium 2018: Stories of Caring, Health and Community

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m, Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Students Union.

The Humanities Council will convene an interdisciplinary symposium of thinkers on the edge of answering questions related to the field of health and community care. We will explore the role of narrative — story — in the caring relationship, and how stories deepen our capacity to connect to our communities and the present needs of those we seek to serve. Read the event schedule at:

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