We're Back: Back to School with events in the College of Arts and Sciences

We Are Like This: Experiencing the Murder of Matthew Shepard in a Small College Town

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

8 p.m.

Living Learning Academic 205 (The Great Hall)

Dr. Scott W. Hoffman studies the history of LGBTQ people in America. His numerous articles include “‘Last Night I Prayed to Matthew:’ Matthew Shepard, Homosexuality and Popular Martyrdom in Contemporary America,” which appeared in Religion and American Culture. He has been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy for his documentary script, The World, The War, and Texas, and received a “Best of Austin” Award for the Austin History Center’s LGBT Resource Guide.


An Ocean Apart? U.S-European Relations under Trump

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

5 p.m.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

A symposium introduced by Jacqui Bergman, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and speakers include: Michael Behrent (History), Jeanne Dubino (Cultural, Gender and Global Studies), Alexandra Hellenbrand (Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Anatoly Isaenko (History), Aleksander Lust (Government and Justice Studies) and Michael Turner (History). This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Aleksander Lust at lusta@appstate.edu.


Holocaust Scholar Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

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'” Prof. 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. For more information, email holocaust@appstate.eduor call 828.262.2311.


40/45/50th Anniversary Celebrations for Appalachian Studies

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. Please contact the Center for Appalachian Studies, https://appcenter.appstate.edu/, with questions by calling 828-262-4089 or emailing Billy Schumann at schumannwr@appstate.edu.


Screening of Recovery Boys, followed by a talk and Q&A session with Academy Award nominated documentary film director Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

6-8:30 p.m., Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse.


Biology Seminar Series: Dave Vuono-"Denitrification versus ammonification in a bacterium that harbors evolutionarily modern and ancient N-reducing modules"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

4-5 p.m.

Dave Vuono is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Responses at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV. Dave's interests are on the evolution of the nitrogen cycle and its impact on contemporary biogeochemical cycling. His postdoctoral research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of dual-pathway nitrite reduction (denitrification vs. ammonification) and nitrogen cost minimization.


Fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

Common Reading Program with Playwright Moises Kaufman “The Laramie Project”
Monday, September 17, 2018

2-3:15 p.m.

Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union


2018 OFFSET Workshop

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

9-4 p.m.

Appalachian Carbon Research Group will host a second workshop on the future of carbon offsets. This year’s workshop will focus on carbon market possibilities for small-scale forest owners. Registration is free; lunch and refreshments will be provided, and there will be CFE credits available. Please, register no later than Sept. 7, 2018.


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 https://cas.appstate.edu/events/morgan-science-lecture-series.


Novelist, Poet and Biographer Robert Morgan

Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:30 p.m. Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union


Craft Talk: Title TBA

3:30-4:45 p.m. Table Rock Room.

Part of the fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

Appalachian Geology Lecture Series with Sarah Stamps-Virginia Tech

Friday, September 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.


Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and Travel and Ecology Writer Peter Fish

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:30 p.m., Table Rock Room, 201B Plemmons Student Union

with Drop-in Reception 6-7:15 p.m., Price Lake Room, Plemmons Student Union


Craft Talk: Questions of Travel: Creating a Sense of Place in Non-Fiction and Fiction

2-3:15 p.m., Table Rock Room.

Part of the fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.


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.


200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein (1818)

Film Screenings in the Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union

One showing per night at 7 p.m.; admission $1

Oct. 17 & 19 - Frankenstein (1931)

Oct. 24 & 26 - The Bride of Frankenstein  (1935)

Oct. 31 & Nov. 2 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)


Poet, Toi Derricotte

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30 p.m., Table Rock Room, 201B Plemmons Student Union


Craft Talk: Title TBA, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Table Rock Room.

Part of the fall 2018 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.



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