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Archive for March, 2007

Holocaust remembrance event presented April 11 at Appalachian

RJacobson.jpgBOONE—Ralph Jacobson will present a slide-illustrated lecture regarding his childhood in Nazi Germany on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University.

The program will be presented in Room 05 Old Belk Classroom Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and The Leon Levine Foundation.

Call (828) 262-2311 or e-mail holocaust@appstate.edu for more information. Information also is available at www.holocaust.appstate.edu.

University psychologists use motivational interviewing to reduce students’ excessive drinking

BOONE—Psychologists and other professionals at Appalachian State University believe a counseling style called motivational interviewing (MI) can be used to reduce alcohol abuse by college students, particularly those under the legal drinking age.

Childress receives ACSM’s Larry Golding Scholarship

07_03Childress19.jpgBOONE—Suzanne Childress, a senior exercise science major at Appalachian State University, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Larry Golding Scholarship.

The Mecklenburg County resident is the daughter of Jerry and Faye Childress and a graduate of Independence High School.

Independent comedy film “The Collegiate Handbook” premieres March 29 at Appalachian

BOONE—The independent comedy “The Collegiate Handbook” has its world premiere March 29 at 8 p.m. in the I.G. Greer Theatre at Appalachian State University. The showing kicks off the university’s Open Apperture Film Festival. Tickets are $3 and will be available at the door.

Woodwind ensemble performs April 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—An April 1 concert will highlight a variety of woodwind instruments and compositions written to showcase them.

An Evening of Woodwind Chamber Ensembles begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University.

Langston Hughes Project presented March 26 at Appalachian

ron_3jpg.jpgBOONE— Ron McCurdy from the University of Southern California will present “The Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” March 26 at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Development at Appalachian. Admission is free, but because of limited seating early arrival is suggested.

Appalachian Percussion Ensemble performs April 2

BOONE—The Appalachian Percussion Ensemble at Appalachian State University continues its Contemporary Trends Series with an April 2 performance featuring the premiere of a composition by Stuart Saunders Smith.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Short film festival held March 29-31 at Appalachian

The Open Apperture Short Film Festival will be held March 29-31 at Appalachian State University.

In its third year, the Open Apperture Short Film Festival has created a venue

for local and international filmmakers to showcase their work.

The festival will host the world premiere of the student feature-length film “The Collegiate Handbook.” In addition, filmmaker Kelley Baker and faculty from Appalachian will talk about the industry, personal films and student work during informational panel discussions.

Films will be shown throughout the day in Plemmons Student Union’s Greenbriar Theater and I.G. Greer Theater. Admission is $3 per show or $5 for a weekend pass. Tickets will be available at the door.

Films will begin at 4 p.m. on March 29, 10 a.m. March 30 and 1 p.m. March 31. The festival is sponsored by the Appalachian Student Filmmaking Organization. For more detailed information, visit www.appfilmfest.com.

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SAT prep course offered at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will offer an SAT exam prep course for students planning to take the test in May.