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Enrollment increases, first-year class largest and most diverse in university history

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—The figures are tallied and enrollment across the board is up at Appalachian State University.

According to data released by the university Sept. 12, total enrollment for academic year 2016 – 17 is the highest ever at 18,295, and the first-year class is the largest and most diverse in Appalachian’s history.

Appalachian Symphony Band to perform Oct. 3 in Rosen Concert Hall

By University Communications

BOONE—Under Dr. Kevin Gray Richardson’s direction, the Appalachian Symphony Band will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free, and a live stream of the performance will be available at

Appalachian State University leadership passes resolutions in support of underrepresented students, revises chalking policy

By: Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution in support of underrepresented students on Friday, Sept. 23. Appalachian’s Faculty Senate adopted a similar resolution on Monday, Sept. 19. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced a change in the facilities use policy related to chalking messages on university sidewalks.

The Smith Gallery hosts visiting artist Sheryl Oring Sept. 29

By University Communications

BOONE—Sheryl Oring brings her “I Wish to Say Project” to Appalachian State University on Sept. 29 as part of the Smith Gallery’s visiting artist series.

Registration is open for the Annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 1. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Evan Lohmann joins Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development as assistant director of education abroad

By Mallory Sadler

BOONE—Evan Lohmann joined Appalachian State University’s Office of International Education and Development (OIED) as the new assistant director of education abroad in June.

Appalachian State University assistant communication professor directs another season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy”

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Kelly Davis, an assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, has directed the third season of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” which begins airing at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 on UNC-TV.

Howard Street Hall renovation and restoration to begin, will provide offices and classrooms for academics

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—During his “listening” phase over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, Appalachian State University Provost Darrell Kruger hosted a number of open forums. A constant refrain from faculty and staff attending the forums was the need for expanded and improved academic space.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.

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