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Archive for October, 2007

Service honoring area veterans held Nov. 12 at Appalachian

flag_t.jpgBOONE—Because Veterans Day falls on a Sunday this year, Appalachian State University will hold a ceremony honoring veterans on Monday, Nov. 12.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the memorial beside B.B. Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will be served in the administration building lobby following the ceremony. The public is invited.

Performance poet doris davenport participates in Visiting Writers Series Nov. 15

davenport_t.jpgBOONE—Performance poet, writer and educator doris davenport will read from her work Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. davenport, who prefers to lowercase the spelling of her name, will also present the craft talk “Another Map of the World” at 11 a.m. in Table Rock Room.

Appalachian’s ROTC cadets win top honors in regional competition

rotc_t.jpgBOONE—Cadets from Appalachian State University’s ROTC program continued their tradition of placing among the top three schools competing in the annual Eastern Region (ROTC) 5th Brigade’s Ranger Challenge.

Reading and language arts symposium held Nov. 2 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 38th annual Uberto Price Reading and Language Arts Symposium will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 9:45 a.m. to noon at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center at Appalachian State University.

Integrity is a key component of a successful business leader, Lowe’s CEO says

07_10CEO64_t.jpgBOONE—It’s up to the next generation of business leaders to restore the public’s faith in corporate America, said Lowe’s Companies chairman and CEO Robert Niblock.

Speaking to students and guests at the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series at Appalachian State University, Niblock said the characteristic of integrity has always been and will continue to be important to successful business leaders.

Learn about private equity funding for entrepreneurs Oct. 30

BOONE—Homegrown entrepreneurs are vital to a community’s economy, and growth capital is the essential lifeblood of growing companies. But actually getting the money to start a business is challenging.

Putting fun in music

07_10Westney12_t.jpgMusician William Westney, right, conducted what he calls an “un-master class” in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. Westney engages musicians with activities designed to build trust and break down barriers to artistic expression, and in the process, help musicians recapture their love of making music. He is the author of the book “The Perfect Wrong Note.” (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)

“The Waiting Room” presented Nov. 13-19

BOONE-Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the dark comedy “The Waiting Room” by Lisa Loomer Nov. 13-19 in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre. “The Waiting Room” contains mature themes and is not appropriate for young children.

Halloween Concert performed Oct. 31

BOONE—The Boone Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music will present a Halloween Monster Concert, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and costumes are encouraged.