Kicking off the semester with CAS: College of Arts and Sciences Events

Report on MPE & Sustainability in the Classroom with Tyrel Winebarger and Alana Baird from the Department of Mathematics Sciences, Appalachian State University

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

3-4 p.m.

Walker Hall, Room 103A

Sustainability topics provide excellent opportunities for fostering quantitative literacy through exploration of real and relevant phenomena. The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS') Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013+ writing workshop "Developing Sustainability Modules for the Community College Classroom" brought instructors from universities and two-year colleges together to revise then-current mathematical exploration modules and develop new units relating mathematical concepts to current issues surrounding sustainability efforts worldwide. Contact Quinn Morris morrisqa@appstate.edu or Travis Weiland weilandtj@appstate.edu or visit the department colloquium website https://mathsci.appstate.edu/activities-outreach/department-colloquia for more information and to see other upcoming events.

Dark Sky Observatory next event: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sunday, January 20, 2019

8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Dark Sky Observatory

This is a ticketed event open to anyone on campus or in the community. For more information and ticket purchasing options, visit: https://cas.appstate.edu/news/dark-sky-observatory-next-event-total-lunar-eclipse.

Mountain Film Series - Spring 2019 in conjunction with International Mountain Studies Symposium

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6 - 8 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Force Majeure (2014), 1/23 -- Introduced 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: https://cas.appstate.edu/news/mountain-film-series-part-international-mountain-studies-symposium and https://cas.appstate.edu/news/international-mountain-studies-symposium-open-call-participants.

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 (martelljl@appstate.edu) with any questions. For more about Samples, visit: https://cas.appstate.edu/news/reading-dr-suzanne-samples-account-living-teaching-and-writing-terminal-brain-cancer.

"Revolutionary Pedagogy: Anarchist Education and the Modern School"

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

Mark Bray (Dartmouth College), author of "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook; Anarchist Education and the Modern School," and Eli Meyerhoff (Duke University), author of "Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World," will discuss the historical context and enduring legacies of Francisco Ferrer's Modern School, an anarchist living-learning cooperative founded in Manhattan in 1911 and expand the conversation to consider potential avenues and limitations of liberatory studies. They ask how understanding the history of education and alternative modes of studying, in the contexts of intersecting social movements, can inform the political and pedagogical impasses of our contemporary world.

Mountain Film Series - Spring 2019 in conjunction with International Mountain Studies Symposium

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6 - 8 p.m.

Belk Library, Room 114

Snowpiercer (2013), 2/5 -- Introduced and discussion led by Ellie Dudding, graduate student in Appalachian studies.
Learn more at: https://cas.appstate.edu/news/international-mountain-studies-symposium-open-call-participants and https://cas.appstate.edu/news/mountain-film-series-part-international-mountain-studies-symposium.

"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

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

Read more at: https://today.appstate.edu/events/id/852

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: https://cas.appstate.edu/news/2019-new-river-symposium-%E2%80%93-call-presentations.

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