BOONE—Festa do Brasil, a three-day celebration of Brazilian culture, will be held April 15-17 at Appalachian State University. Now in its third year, the festival includes a Brazilian film night, dance workshop, capoeira performance and free Brazilian food. All events take place in the Plemmons Student Union and are free and open to the public.
BOONE—Children and family audiences will be magically transported back to ancient Greece in the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) production of “Aesop’s Fables: On Stage” by Vivian and Larry Snipes. The poplar fables are appropriate for all ages and will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, and at 2 p.m. both Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre at Appalachian State University.
BOONE—The College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has been named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry – Donald C. Beaver of Conover.
BOONE—Teaching is one of Jennifer Burris’ passions, and that passion has been recognized by the UNC Board of Governors.
Burris, an associate professor of physics at Appalachian State University and director of the engineering physics graduate program, is one of 17 professors from across the UNC system who will receive a UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Teaching Excellence.
By Susan King, Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance
BOONE—Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return April 12-18 for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.