CAS: College of Arts and Sciences Events

This Month

Mountain Film Series - Spring 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6 - 8 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Force Majeure (2014) -- Introduction and discussion led by Fulbright scholar Christian Quendler of the University of Innsbruck and Josh McClenney, graduate student in Appalachian studies. This Mountain Film Series supports Appalachian's International Mountain Studies Symposium to be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 on the fourth floor of Plemmons Student Union. This day-long, interdisciplinary academic event will bring fifteen international mountain studies scholars to campus to engage with students, faculty and staff. This symposium will highlight the growing field of mountain studies and encourage comparative studies and exchanges between the Appalachian Mountains and other mountain regions around the world. Learn more at: and

Reading with Dr. Suzanne Samples: An account of living, teaching and writing with terminal brain cancer

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 421

5:30 p.m.

Appalachian State University faculty member Dr. Suzanne Samples reads from her humorous and heartbreakingly real memoir “Frontal Matter: Glue Gone Wild,” an account of living, teaching and writing with terminal brain cancer at age 36. This event is supported by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact Dr. Jessica Martell ( with any questions. For more about Samples, visit:

Biology Department Seminar Series with Scott Weir, Queens University
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
4-5 p.m.
Rankin Science West, Room 183
Comparative toxicity of pesticides to tropical and temperate anurans, implications for ecological risk assessment

Upcoming Events

Mountain Film Series
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6 - 8 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Snowpiercer (2013) -- Introduced and discussion led by Ellie Dudding, graduate student in Appalachian studies. Learn more at: and

Faculty Author Spotlight - Bill Hutchins - Department of Philosophy and Religion

Friday, February 8, 2019

3 - 4 p.m.

Reich College of Education, Room 127

In this epic novel, Al-Koni blends Tuareg folklore and history with intense, fond descriptions of daily life in the desert, creating a mirror for life anywhere. Through its tragic rendering of a clash between the Tuareg and traditional African civilizations, the novel profoundly probes the contradictions of the human soul as it takes the reader on a unique spiritual adventure inside the Tuareg world.

“After Equality: Where Should the LGBTQ Movement Go From Here?” - Faculty Panel

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Organized by the Department of Sociology and the Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies Program

Panelists: Angela Brooks-Livingston - Out in the High Country, Jill Ehnenn - Department of English and Affiliate Faculty of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Program, Matthew Thomas-Reid - Department of Leadership and Educational Studies and Affiliate Faculty of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Program

Eminent Military Historian G.L. Weinberg on Adolf Hitler and the United States

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Born during the waning years of the Weimar Republic, Gerhard L. Weinberg escaped Hitler Germany to England in 1938. In the 1950s, he embarked on a remarkable academic career in the U.S. In his meticulous archival work, he discovered Hitler's unpublished second book that dealt extensively with the later dictator's foreign policy designs. The talk is in Belk Library, room 114, details Hitler's views of and plans for the U.S. and the role of the "Jewish Question."

Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

Thursday, February 28, 2019

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Table Rock Room, 201B Plemmons Student Union

Journalist and author Beth Macy will discuss her New York Times-bestselling book,
DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America. The book
chronicles the opioid crisis, including the role of doctors, drug companies, and the government in the crisis. DOPESICK describes how the epidemic has impacted the lives of first responders and a diverse group of Americans living in the suburbs, small farming communities and cities. Macy will discuss her journey in gathering interviews with victims, family members, dealers and
medical professionals from southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Science in the Mountains

Friday, March 29, 2019

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Science in the Mountains meeting will be held in the Plemmons Student Union. For this year’s event, natural products and fermentation are the planned regions of interest.

Moises Kaufman - Reading and Book Signing

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

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The biannual New River Symposium

Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2019

The biannual New River Symposium celebrates the ecological and social values of the New River bringing together the river’s diverse constituents, while providing a forum for partnership, research and policy development. The 2019 Symposium will be held at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. on April 11-12, 2019. An invitation is open for proposals and presentations (15-20 minutes) or posters for a poster session/reception with a submission deadline of March 1, 2019. For more information on participation and the event, visit:

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