Dixie Farthing

Dixie Farthing has loved rock 'n roll as far back as her earliest memories of listening to her father's rock records on her little plastic record player. A standout early memory is listening to the 45 rpm single of Bo Diddley's "Say Man" over and over again; she didn't know then, nor did anyone, that this song would become known decades later as the "first rap record." A highlight of her young life was the advent of the "British Invasion" of rock, led by the Beatles, the band she still considers to be the Number One greatest of all time. But don't be misled by this information: she loves current music as much as she does the sounds of the past. She is especially fond of Jack White, Lana Del Rey, Beck, Kanye West, Sam Smith, and a plethora of other artists whom you might enjoy yourself. She always stays open to new sounds and genres in the wide world of rock and pop and loves being introduced to artists by her students.

Dixie Farthing has been an editorial assistant at a newspaper; a bookseller; an editor at a publishing company; and a radio disc jockey. She earned her BA at ASU where she received the Graydon and Daisy Eggars Award for English majors.  She also graduated summa cum laude with an MA in English and has taught in the English Dept. here since 1982.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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