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Archive for November, 2007

Appalachian State and Clemson universities partner to research virtual world technology

By Jane Nicholson, Appalachian State University

Teresea Hopkins, Clemson University07_11Clemson20_t.jpg

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Clemson University are partnering in research, development, and implementation studies related to 3-D virtual worlds through the newly established Carolinas Virtual World Consortium.

Appalachian student receives statewide Community Impact Student Award

07_11Brown05_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University student Kara Brown from Charlotte has received the N.C. Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award. The award was presented at the annual N.C. Campus Compact Student Conference held at East Carolina University.

Appalachian’s Senior Scholars Explore Politics in Washington, D.C.

ISSinDC_t.jpgBOONE—Venturing beyond the usual museum sightseeing, members of Appalachian State University’s lifelong learning program, the Institute for Senior Scholars, recently studied the political side of Washington, D.C.

First college chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway established at Appalachian

BOONE—The first college chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway has been established at Appalachian State University. The chapter is recruiting members who love the parkway and are willing to volunteer their time to help with projects organized by the National Park Service.

Concerto and Aria Competition finals held Dec. 2

BOONE—The final round of the Concerto-Aria Competition in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will be held Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Supporting economic development and education

ARC_t.jpgBOONE—Anne Pope, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, visited Appalachian State University to review progress of two ARC-funded projects housed on campus: The Appalachian Enterprise Center and The Western North Carolina Network for Access and Success (WNCNAS).

Works for brass highlight Dec. 3 performance

BOONE—A performance featuring student brass musicians will be presented Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Included on the program are “Four Movements for Five Brass” by Collier Jones, “Greensleeves” arranged by David Uber and “Quintet for Brass, No. 1″ by Victor Ewald.

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Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Dukas, Debussy and Franck Dec. 2

BOONE—Three works for orchestra will be performed Dec. 2 by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Appalachian State University. The free performance begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Appalachian’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform Dec. 2

BOONE—The Appalachian Wind Ensemble and Appalachian Concert Band will perform Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. The concert also will be webcast at http://www.music.appstate.edu/webcast.html.