Nov. 15-20 – Appalachia

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Check out the Appalachia Office of Arts and Culture’s picks for this week’s events in and around the community. .

Tuesday, November 15

Plan your gay agenda

Join the LGBTQ+ Center and journal as they explore the benefits of journaling and how it can ultimately help your mental well-being, productivity, and creativity. This event will last from 4-6 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room at the Plemmons Student Union.

Taste of dialogue: Immigration

Connect with the Office of International Education and Development as they engage in an in-depth conversation about the sentiments and conventions of immigration, rather than academic discourse. There will be free pizza offered at the conference and it will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Table Rock in the student union.

AR briefings

If you are interested in hosting events and overseeing residential activities, join University Housing for an information session on the process of becoming a Resident Assistant. These sessions will take place from Monday to Sunday in different places. The Tuesday session will be from 8-9 p.m. at Thunder Hill 003.

Wednesday, November 16

Global Symposium

Hosted by the Office of International Education and Development, the annual Global Symposium is an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase and present a myriad of their global work on topics ranging from STEM to politics and music . This event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the student office.

First Generation Identity: From College to Career, Courageous Conversations

The Walker College of Business and the Diversity Office will host an alumni roundtable on transitioning from college and the specific challenges and strengths that come with first-generation identity status. This event is open to the public and lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Peacock Hall 1020. Registration is necessary for food to be provided.

Kwanzaa

The Black Student Association leads the way for a celebration of Kwanza in the Solarium. The event will last from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and food will be provided for festivities.

Thursday, November 17

artistic stravagance

The Reich College of Education wants you to become resourceful and creative and join the students, faculty, and staff of the James Center. This stravagance will include a myriad of artistic mediums ranging from graffiti art to collage making. This event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Workshop on Latin communities and violence

Oasis, the Women’s Center and the Hispanic Latin Alliance have teamed up for a presentation on how patriarchal views in Latin communities can sometimes affect relationship well-being. This presentation is open to all students and faculty and will include discussion groups, crafts, and food. The event will take place at Price Lake Students’ Union 201A from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Bring Together, Heal, Grow” with Nico Albert Williams

Join Cherokee Chef Nico Albert Williams of Burning Cedar Indigenous Foods for a talk on the healing properties of ancestral foods. Topics will range from healing the generational trauma that Indigenous peoples of North America have endured to reconnecting with the natural world. This event is free to the public and organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. It will last from 7-9pm and will take place in Room 114 of the Belk Library, the talk will also be available via Zoom on registration.

Meeting of the Neurodivergent Students and Allies Club

Neurodivergent Students and Allies facilitates a safe space for learning and open dialogue between neurodivergent students and those interested in learning more about neurodivergent experiences. The club meeting will be held at the Student Union, Mountain Laurel Room 229 from 8-9pm and can also be viewed via Zoom if interested.

Friday November 18

Moments of mindfulness

Find your inner zen and meditate at the James Center for Student Success and Advising as they host another mindfulness time. Cultivate Peace and Compassion from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the James Center Hall of the Reich College of Education.

Fiddles N’ Fixins

Gobble up some Thanksgiving-style favorites with APPS. This party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Grandfather Ballroom.

game night

Get started at Bo’s Family Entertainment with the Recreation Management Association. Located in Lenoir, Bo’s offers bowling, laser tag, video games, mini-golf and a snack bar. RSVP and have fun from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday November 19

Christmas at Apple Hill Farm – $

Apple Hill Farm offers the whole vacation alpac-kage with their guided farm tours. The farm and its alpacas will be celebrating Wednesday through Sunday until January 3. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., tickets are $17-19 for adults and $12-14 for children, with additional prices for military, seniors, and infants. .

Sunday November 20

Steely Pan Steel Band

The Hayes School of Music features the Steely Pan Steel band consisting of 22 performers and 41 steel drummers. This set is sure to grab your attention performing a variety of music from classical to rock and roll to traditional Appalachian music. The bands’ fall concert will take place at the Schaefer Center from 2-3:30 p.m. and admission is free.



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