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Archive for August, 2007

Guitar and flute duo perform Sept. 14

Amsler_Welch_Duo_t.jpgBOONE—The internationally acclaimed guitar and flute duo of Leo Welch and Eva Amsler will present a free recital Sept. 14 at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

“How to Make Biodiesel” workshop scheduled for Sept. 22

BOONE – The Boone Sustainable Transportation Club at Appalachian State University will host a workshop on “How to Make Biodiesel” Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to early afternoon.

The workshop will be held at the university’s bio-diesel facility on Dale Street off State Farm Road.

The cost is $10 for students and $20 for community members. Space is limited. To register, contact Jay Trumbower at JT64530@appstate.edu or (828) 773-9703.

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Fall Open House to be held Sept. 15

BOONE – Appalachian State University’s annual Fall Open House for prospective students and their families will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, in Holmes Convocation Center.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a family assembly, followed by an information fair from 9:30 to noon.

Lectures related to Holocaust and World War II presented in September

BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University will present several lectures during September that focus on the Holocaust and World War II.

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

Author Sharon Hatfield reads from her book about a 1935 Virginia murder trial

Hatfield_t.jpgBOONE—Journalist and teacher Sharon Hatfield will read from her book “Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell” Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in Carol G. Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s visiting writers series features Paul Cuadros in a Sept. 6 reading

cuadros-soccer_t1_1.jpgBOONE—In 1999, Paul Cuadros traded life in a big city for the small-town atmosphere of Pittsboro to write about the impact Latino poultry workers were having in rural towns in the South.In the process he combined social commentary and biographical portrait to pen the book “A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America.”

Mayfield to coordinate Appalachian’s new general education program

07_09Mayfield_t.jpgBOONE—Dr. Mike Mayfield has been named the faculty coordinator of the new general education program at Appalachian State University, announced Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Stan Aeschleman. Mayfield is a professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geography and Planning.

Walk for Awareness Held Sept. 4 at Appalachian

BOONE-The 18th annual Walk for Awareness at Appalachian State University will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9 p.m. beginning at Sanford Mall on campus. This year’s theme is Stand Up: Speak Out, Do Something.

A Visit to Capitol Hill

UBinDC_t.jpgBOONE—Each summer, rising high school seniors in the Upward Bound program at Appalachian State University participate in the Senior Adventure Group Experience (SAGE), which includes a week-long backpacking trip, a week visiting colleges across the state, two weeks of SAT preparation, a week-long trip to Washington D.C., and a week-long trip to the coast.