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Archive for February, 2007

Wired Scholar Design Contest

BOONE—Appalachian State University students are invited to submit a design for a sign to Wired Scholar, the coffee shop located in Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons.

Husband and wife poets Vona Groarke and Conor O’Callaghan speak March 8 at Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series

vona6012.jpgBOONE—Poetry is the focus at the March 8 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Featured will be husband and wife poets Vona Groarke and Conor O’Callaghan. They will speak from 2-3:15 p.m. during the craft talk “White Space: Narrative in Poems” in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room.

Look, it’s Super Plunger

07_02Polar16.jpgMore than 300 hearty souls braved high winds and cold water Thursday to participate in the ninth annual Polar Plunge benefiting Watauga County Special Olympics. Mike O’Conner, left, director of Appalachian Sate University’s Physical Plant, was among the first to take the plunge into the university’s duck pond off Rivers Street. The jumpers raised $12,266.76, the most in the event’s history.

Books are Fun book fair held at Appalachian’s Belk Library

BOONE—Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University will sponsor a Books are Fun book fair on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appalachian to offer degree in actuarial sciences beginning in August

BOONE—Appalachian State University will offer a degree in actuarial sciences beginning in August. The bachelor of science degree will be based in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Cold Mountain Review releases fall issue

CMR_fall_2006_cover0001_1.jpgBOONE—Cold Mountain Review, a literary journal housed in the Department of English at Appalachian State University, offers a selection of contemporary artists in its recently released fall 2006 issue.

Student-run recording label at Appalachian signs first bands

07_02SplitRail28_1.jpgBOONE—Split Rail Records, Appalachian State University’s student run music label, has signed its first bands.

Concert features performance on Renaissance and Baroque era viola da gamba

BOONE—A Feb. 27 recital at Appalachian State University will feature the Renaissance and Baroque era instrument known as the viola da gamba.

The performance begins at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s recital hall. It will feature Eric Koontz from the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music and guest performers Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Carol March and Gail Schroeder. Alicia Chapman will play the Baroque flute.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week observed Feb. 26-March 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of information sessions and programs will be held at Appalachian State University Feb. 26-March 1 as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The activities are sponsored by Appalachian’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, an office in the Division of Student Development.