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Diversity Lecture Series: Kate Bornstein

Published October 5, 2016 By Dace


  • Kate Bornstein Lecture
  • 10/05/2016 at 7:00pm
  • Kate will be speaking on Gender Nonconformity
  • Rosen Concert Hall
  • Free
  • Students and Faculty admitted
  • Sponsors include: Multicultural Student Development, The College of Arts and Sciences, and The Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University

Author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist Kate Bornstein is a celebrated transgender trailblazer who uses bold humor to challenge the binary gender system. Kate looks beyond the binary to see gender as both a conscious practice, and a playful journey. Kate has over 25 years of lecturing and performing experience and is recognized as a pioneer in transgender and queer communities. Kate has written several books, including “Gender Outlaw”, “Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws” and “A Queer and Pleasant Danger”. The latter two books are currently available in the university bookstore. Kate will be available for conversation and book signing in Three Top Mountain PSU 169 Wednesday morning from 9:30am - 10:30am!

Multicultural Center Open

Published July 11, 2016 By Jeanne Lawrence
The Office of Multicultural Student Development will again open the Multicultural Center located on the 1st floor of the Plemmons Student Union today from 10:00am  - 3:00pm. to continue these discussions in a safe place. Please come and join us!  
We are in the business and lifelong journey of promoting diversity, change and equality!  Let's talk and be about it!




Orlando Tragedy

Published June 13, 2016 By Traci Royster

The Dean of Students office, Counseling Center and LGBT center are here to help process the Orlando tragedy.

L.E.A.D Orientation for Incoming Freshmen

Published May 12, 2016 By Jeanne Lawrence
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L.E.A.D. (Linking Education And Diversity) Orientation
L.E.A.D. Orientation is a two-day program that will take place twice, on August 8-9 and August 11-12, and is a supplemental educational program for historically marginalized or underrepresented identified students and families; including students of color, LGBT+, women, first generation college students, etc. Students will move into their residence halls early, participate in enrichment activities, learn about available campus and community resources and have the opportunity to build strong connections with other students, faculty and staff who share similar identities.


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Office of Multicultural Student Development

Suite 255, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Central Office Hours:
M-F: 8am - 5pm

Phone: (828) 262-6158
Fax: (828) 262-6155

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