By: University Communications
BOONE—Appalachian State University presented alumni awards to four exceptional alumni at a luncheon held during the 2016 Homecoming celebrations on Oct. 21.
Susan M. Branch ’99 of Charlotte was awarded the university’s Young Alumni Award; the Outstanding Service Award was presented to D. Kenan Smith ’84 and E. Hayes Smith ’82 of Salisbury; and James M. Deal Jr. ’71 of Boone was granted the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Appalachian State University geologist’s research on ancient footprints garners worldwide attention, will shed light on the roots of our origin
By Elisabeth Wall
BOONE—The spotlight is on Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce. Big time.
Her recently published research around the age and formation of the largest assemblage of Homo sapiens footprints discovered to date, in the shadow of the Ol Doinyo L’engai volcano in Tanzania, led to an Oct.10 article in National Geographic
By: Morgan White and Matt Denney
BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) in the Valborg Theatre on the university campus Oct. 27–29 at 7 p.m. The festival is a celebration of the state’s legacy of accomplished and admired dancers, and prices are $10 for students and $17 for adults.
Nancy Bargerstock, violin, and Bair Shagdaron, piano, to present faculty performance Oct. 19 at Appalachian State University
By University Communications
BOONE—Dr. Nancy Bargerstock, violin, and Dr. Bair Shagdaron, piano, will present a faculty performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. This is a Hayes School of Music event. Admission is free, and a live stream of the performance will be available at http://music.appstate.edu.