CAS: Events this week and upcoming

This Week

Biology Seminar Series: Biology Student Internship Talks

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

4 - 5 p.m.

Rankin Science Building, Room 183 West

Short talks by Appalachian State University Department of Biology students about their internships.

Mathematical Sciences Colloquia: Anass Bayaga

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

3 - 4 p.m.

Walker Hall, Room 103A

40/45/50th Anniversary Celebrations for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University

Friday, Sept. 7 & Saturday, Sept. 8 A full schedule of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Center for Appalachian Studies, the 45th anniversary of the Appalachian Journal and the 50th anniversary of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Belk Library. For a schedule of events visit: For questions, contact the Center for Appalachian Studies,, 828-262-4089 or

Upcoming Events

Recovery Boys: Screening and Director's Talk

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

Screening of Recovery Boys, followed by a talk and Q&A session with Academy Award nominated documentary film director Elaine McMillion Sheldon. In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse. Read more:

Prominent Military Historian and Kindertransport Survivor Gerhard Weinberg

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

Internationally-noted Holocaust scholar and diplomatic historian Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg, the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, will give an evening lecture entitled “Adolf Hitler and the United States: Views, Plans, and Policies and the 'Jewish Question'” Weinberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, served in the U.S. army during the occupation of Japan and became a prominent specialist in diplomatic and Holocaust history during a long and impressive career. The lecture is free of charge and no tickets are required. For more information, email or call 828.262.2311.

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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

For more about this year’s speaker and this series, visit

Appalachian Geology Lecture Series with Sarah Stamps-Virginia Tech

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

3- 5 p.m.

Sarah Stamps is a geophysicist that measures millimeter precision surface motions with GNSS/GPS and employs computational modeling to investigate the physics driving those motions. She is also an active member of the NSF EarthCube Science Committee and the NSF UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement Committee intent on helping to modernize geosciences for our cyber-connected society and advancing geoscience technical expertise in developing countries.

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.


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