Archive for February, 2008
BOONE – The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the 2003 Drama Desk award-winning play “The Exonerated” March 4-8 at 8 p.m. in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre at Appalachian State University.
Appalachian State University student Liz Stowe helps fill bags of groceries to be distributed through the non-profit organization Shelter Rock to impoverished people living in Appalachia. Stowe joined more than 70 Appalachian students who volunteered in the 3rd annual Leigh Lane Edwards Service Day on Sunday at Shelter Rock’s outreach ministry warehouse in Foscoe. Organized through the ACT office, student volunteers helped fill bags with groceries, sorted clothing and moved boxes. Edwards was an Appalachian student who died suddenly in December 2005. She was a public relations major who was an avid volunteer and believer in community service work. (Photo by Marie Freeman, university photographer)
The 10th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University on Thursday raised more than $9,600 to benefit Watauga County Special Olympics. A total of 202 plungers participated. All of the money raised will remain in Watauga County to support local athletes. Prizes were awarded to the most extreme costume for male and female jumpers, as well as to the top fund raising group and individual.
BOONE—Noted women’s historian Sally Roesch Wagner will be the keynote speaker at Appalachian State University’s Women’s Leadership Conference “Herstory!2008″ Saturday, March 1. She will speak at the conference’s closing banquet in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. Her talk will focus on the Iroquois influence on early feminists.