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Archive for October, 2007

Compositions for piano duo featured in Nov. 6 recital

BOONE—Pianists Rodney Reynerson and Bair Shagdaron perform works by Debussy and Rachmaninoff during a Nov. 6 performance at Appalachian State University.

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

Degas Quartet performs Bartok and Beethoven Nov. 7

quartet_t.jpgBOONE—The Degas Quartet will perform chamber works by Bartok and Beethoven Nov. 7 at Appalachian State University.

The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall is part of the university’s Performing Arts Series and is presented in partnership with the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.

Appalachian professor publishes Sam Ervin biography

karl_campbell_t.jpgBOONE—People under the age of 45 might wonder how a 77-year-old U.S. senator from North Carolina became a pop hero during the Watergate hearings. But those who grew up watching the gavel-to-gavel coverage of the hearings know Sam Ervin as much for his folksy tales and animated eyebrows as his defense of the Constitution.

Jazz concert presented Nov. 14

BOONE—Jazz Ensemble I will perform Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium.

The Hayes School of Music ensemble will be directed by Todd Wright.

The program includes a variety of jazz favorites, such as “Shaw Nuff’ by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Phil Kelley’s “Sweet Georgia Upside Down,” Stan Kenton’s “The Opener” and Pat Metheny’s “The First Circle.”

Admission is free.

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Biodiesel workshop held Nov. 3

BOONE—The Boone Sustainable Transportation Club at Appalachian State University will hold a biodiesel workshop Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $15 for students and $20 for community members.

Free science seminars focus on environment and sustainable development

BOONE—The Math and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University is hosting a variety of science seminars throughout the academic year that focus on the environment and sustainable development.

The free seminars are open to the public and provide high school and middle grades science teachers the opportunity to earn up to 1.4 recertification credits.

Historians take viewers inside Moses Cone’s manor on “Appalachian Perspective”

conemanor1_t.jpgBOONE – Scenic views and well-maintained recreation trails make the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park a popular stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Less known are details about the couple who built its centerpiece – the majestic Flat Top Manor – and operated its 3,600-acre estate.

The latest episode of “Appalachian Perspective,” the cable television program of Appalachian State University, features two historians sharing details of Moses and Bertha Cone and what their summer home was like at its peak years of operation: including deer parks, grazing cattle and sheep, tenant houses for the workers, a school for their children, and 33,000 apples trees. Watch video clip

University College Celebration

Faculty, staff and students are invited to help celebrate the founding of Appalachian’s new University College on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. in the lobby of D.D. Dougherty Hall (between Old Library Classroom Building and the new library). Light refreshments will be served. Board of Trustees Chair Jim Deal, Chancellor Ken Peacock, and Provost Stan Aeschleman will make remarks beginning at 4:45 p.m.

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Business-savvy students

winners_t.jpgBOONE—Students at Appalachian State University pitched their best business ideas to a panel of judges during the 6th Annual Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit held in the Walker College of Business. This year’s winners were Mary Dula, left, who placed third in the competition; second-place winner Taylor Martin Boyle; and first-place winner Mitchell Olin Setzer Jr.