1) Environmental Humanities Symposium Held April 4 at Appalachian
An Environmental Humanities Symposium will be held Friday, April 4 at Appalachian State University in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room. Sponsored by the university’s Humanities Council, the day-long symposium begins at 9 a.m. with opening remarks followed by a keynote address by New York University Professor Dale Jamieson who will speak on “Ethics in the Anthropocene.”
2) AIESEC Hosts Social Justice Week’s Around the World 5K
The Around the World 5K starts on March 29, beginning and ending on Duck Pond Field. This event will showcase cultures around the world with booths around the course featuring different countries. Appalachia Cookie Co. is also sponsoring the event. All money raised from the 5K will be going to sending AIESEC students on exchanges and to conferences around the United States.
3) Works for Organ Performed March 25
Organist Joby Bell will perform works by Bach, Franck and others during a March 25 performance at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. Bell is associate professor of organ and sacred music program director in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. His recital opens with “Toccata.” According to the program notes, Whitlock’s composition incorporates the usual formula of rapid, repeating figures in the hands and a much slower-moving melody in the pedal and is somewhat darker and more brooding than the joyous French examples many listeners are more familiar with. Bell will also perform “Praeludium in G, BWV 550” by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work is described as an “exuberant piece exhibiting the spirit of a young composer happy with his job and proud of his blossoming talents as a composer,” according to the program notes. “Fantaisie in A Major” by Cesar Franck and “Symphony No. 6 in G Minor” by Charles-Marie Widor conclude the program.