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Archive for February, 2008

Appalachian’s Faculty Recital Series features music of Russia

Outland_t.jpgShagdaron_t.jpgBOONE—”Russian Songs and Solos” is the theme of the Faculty Recital Series March 4 presented by Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. The recital features tenor Randall Outland and pianist Bair Shagdaron.

Award-winning play “The Exonerated” to be presented March 4-8

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.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the Valborg Theatre Box Office at 262-3063. “The Exonerated” has some graphic language and is not suitable for younger audience members.

In Memory of Leigh Lane

080224ACT_Leigh_Lane_day1_t.jpgAppalachian 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)

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Appalachian student wins national audio award

jones_t.jpgBOONE—Rebecca B. Jones, a senior at Appalachian State University, received a national audio production award from the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

2008 Polar Plunge

080221Polar_Plunge9_m.jpgThe 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.

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Women’s Leadership Conference held March 1 at Appalachian

wagner_t.jpgBOONE—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.

Scholarship created to honor Appalachian alumnus killed in action

by Josh Jarman Intern, College of Fine & Applied Arts

Wesley Bauguess has created a scholarship for ROTC students at Appalachian State University in honor of her late husband Larry Bauguess, who was killed in action last May in Pakistan.

Public forum on wind energy in Western North Carolina to be held March 7

BOONE—The North Carolina Wind Working Group will hold a public forum on wind energy in western North Carolina Friday, March 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the N.C. Arboretum Auditorium in Asheville.

Contemporary compositions for saxophone featured in March 6 recital

Kallestad_t.jpgBOONE—Saxophonist Scott Kallestad will present a faculty recital this Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. in the Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.