Events

Event: The Farm at Black Mountain College

Friends of the University Library and the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program present:

The Farm at Black Mountain College: A History in Five Acts with Lessons for Today

A talk by Professor David Silver, University of San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Belk Library, room 114

Film Showing and Discussion: Make Hummus Not War

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Belk Library -- Room 114

Admission: Free, open to the public

Make Hummus Not War is a humorous film journey though the hummus bars and kitchens of Beirut, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and New York. Along the way the filmmaker encounters Palestinian and Israeli hummus cooks, chickpea farmers, political leaders, activists, Jewish settlers, and others for whom hummus is a near religious obsession.

Muslim Journeys Event: Research Presentation by Ali Raza

Revisiting of Mughal Miniature: Traditional and Contemporary Practices in Pakistan
Wednesday, March 20, a 5 p.m. in 114 Belk Library. 

Ali Raza, Assistant Professor of Art and an artist who teaches painting at Appalachian State University, will give a talk titled "Revisiting of Mughal Miniature: Traditional and Contemporary Practices in Pakistan" Wednesday, March 20, a 5 p.m. in 114 Belk Library.  

Film Screening: Prince Among Slaves

The award-winning film Prince Among Slaves will be shown Tuesday Feb 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM in Belk Library room 114.

The event is presented by ASU Library in conjunction with the ASU Humanities Council with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is the first in a series of programs that compose the 2013 Muslim Journeys Program.  It is also shown in celebration of Black History Month. The film will be introduced by ASU Instructor, Ray Christian, who will also lead discussion following the film.

Global Women’s Series- Participate!

Global Women's Series 2013: Women and the Environment: Eco-feminism and Activism

The Global Women's Series addresses contemporary global issues affecting women and girls and is a collaborative effort between a wide range of faculty, students, staff and community members. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, the Women's Studies Program, and the Belk Library and Information Commons. Faculty are encouraged to participate as well as invite students and staff to attend.

Library Tours: January 22 - 31

Belk Library & Information Commons will offer drop-in (no sign up necessary) library orientation tours to First Year Seminar & Transfer students again this spring.

Spring 2013 Tour Schedule

January 22 - January 31, 2013
Monday - Thursday at 3pm, 5pm and 9pm

Tour participants should meet in the Belk Library Atrium, by the dancers statue.

Students who sucessfully complete the orientation tour will receive a tour completion certificate.

Published Faculty Reception 2012

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2011-2012) or who have achieved similar recognition in their fields. For example, music faculty who had works published or art faculty who had pieces accepted for major collections should be honored.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Peacock and Provost Lori Gonzalez will be on hand to present the certificates.

Banned Books Event Recording

Award winning authors Chris Crutcher and Lauren Myracle presented virtually in the AETZone (Appalachian Educational Technology Zone) on Oct. 2, 2012 as part of the Belk Library Banned Books Week celebration.  Sixty-one people attended the event virtually in the AETZone and physically in the Belk Library.  The authors spoke about their personal experiences with their books being challenged and banned. 

If you would like to listen to their inspirational stories, please click here.

Author Panel with Barbara Kingsolver on October 2

Date: October 2

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Broyhill Event Center, Helen Powers Ballroom

A conversation with noted author Barbara Kingsolver, founder of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, and authors Hillary Jordan and Naomi Benaron, winners of the prize for their books Mudbound and Running the Rift, will be held Tuesday, October 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Helen Powers Ballroom of the Broyhill Events Center.

Celebrating Romulus Linney, Sept. 20-21

The life and accomplishments of playwright Romulus Linney will be celebrated during the event “Romulus Linney: Back Home in the Mountains” Sept. 20-21 at Appalachian State University.

The event includes a craft talk on writing for the stage, a panel discussion on being an actor in professional theatre, master classes for theatre majors which will be open to the public, and the dedication and opening of the Romulus Linney Papers and Exhibit in Belk Library and Information Commons.

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