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Dr. Cameron D. Lippard. Photo by University Communications.

Center for Appalachian Studies hosts first session in a new series entitled "Brown Bag Talks on Appalachia: Critical Engagements with Place and Culture"
Sep 1, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 201911 a.m. Faculty Lounge in the Living Learning Center This event is free and open to the public.Dr. Cameron D. L...

Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2 cover image

Appalachian State’s Appalachian Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly, releases volume 46
Jul 15, 2019

The new edition of Appalachian Journal, vol. 46. 1-2, features articles on foodways in Appalachia, the literature of Ron Rash, LGBTQ topics and a...

Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer specializing in applied research, high altitude ecosystems, climate change, glacier hazards and integrated conservation and development programs. Photo submitted.

Notes from the Field: Geologic and Climate Change Impacts on Nepal’s Glaciers
Mar 1, 2019

Monday, March 11, 20195 - 6 p.m.Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Room 1102Alton C. Byers, Ph.D. is a mountain geographer, conservationist and mountaineer ...

This photo, taken in 2007, shows Mount Taboche. The mountain is located in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalayas. Photo by Alton C. Byers

Appalachian announces International Mountain Studies Symposium
Feb 26, 2019

Mountain studies scholars from across the globe will visit Appalachian State University’s campus in March as part of Appalachian’s one-day Interna...

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller, center, instructs students in an architecture class at Black Mountain College. Fuller — an architect, author, educator, inventor and engineer — taught at Black Mountain College in the summers of 1948 and 1949. Photo courtesy of Western Regional Archives

Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — April and May events
Mar 28, 2018

The story of Black Mountain College (BMC) began in 1933 and comprised a fascinating chapter in the history of education and the arts. Black Mountain C...

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — March events
Feb 23, 2018

Black Mountain College was structured differently than most educational institutions at the time. In 1933, it was founded out of a desire for a more p...

Dr. Neva J. Specht, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Historian. Photo by University Communications

Black Mountain College Semester — exemplifying the value of a liberal arts education
Feb 22, 2018

Q&A with Dr. Neva Specht, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences...

Laura Brookshire ’16 worked on farms and with local farmers, built community outreach programs and fostered good nutritional practices in a county school system during several intern experiences.

Laura Brookshire ’16
Apr 7, 2017

Laura Brookshire ’16 credits internships and work with AmeriCorps for helping her stand out when it came time to interview for a career position. Br...

North Carolina Arts Council Eric Ellis Banjo Recording Grant
Jun 28, 2016

Emily Schaad and Leila Weinstein, Co-PIsEric Ellis was born in 1958 and grew up in Wilkes County. Ellis learned to play thorugh self-tuition and famil...

Documentary Research Program
Jun 28, 2015

Teaching The Center for Appalachian Studies actively engages students in documenting regional culture and history as well as recording efforts to...