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Archive for October, 2008

Cycling team wins national title, plus two individual national titles

team_t.jpgBANNER ELK, N.C. – Appalachian State University’s Cycling Team took home the Division II title of national champions in the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships Oct. 24-26. This is the first national championship title for the cycling team, and it wraps up an impressive season that was also highlighted by a team title at the Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference Mountain Bike Championship.

H’APPY Halloween

HAppy_Halloween_t2.jpgIt was a Cat in the Hat theme for these employees from Appalachian State University’s Office of Academic Affairs. Sonya Long, left, Peggy Hicks, Monica Harless and Darlene Risk donned the costumes for Halloween.

Diversity and Social Justice Conference held Nov. 7 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Third Annual Diversity and Social Justice Conference will be held Friday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.

Registration is $7 and includes lunch and giveaways. To register and for detailed information about the conference’s sessions, visit or call 262-6252 for more information. The registration deadline is Nov. 5.

Local band Do it to Julia releases first CD Oct. 29 at Legends

SplitRail120707_t.jpgBOONE—One of Boone’s most popular bands, Do it to Julia, will release its long-anticipated CD “Archie Carroll” during a performance Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Legends at Appalachian State University. Doors open at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale for $4 at the Plemmons Student Union information desk. Admission is $5 at the door.

Grube named NCAEA Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

BOONE—Vicky Grube, an assistant professor of art at Appalachian State University, has been named the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2008-09 by the North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA).

Oct. 28 performance features 16th and 18th century compositions

BOONE—Members of the musical ensembles Collegium Musicum and the Appalachian Gamba Consort take concert goers to the past when they perform works from the 16th and 18th centuries during a concert Oct. 28. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Henion to Edit Cold Mountain Review

BOONE – Leigh Ann Henion has been named editor in chief of Appalachian State University’s literary magazine The Cold Mountain Review.

Campus voices weigh in on Appalachian’s master plan for future growth

masterplan2_t.jpgBOONE—What might the Appalachian State University campus look like in the next 10 or more years? Faculty, staff and students were encouraged to imagine the possibilities during a series of workshops on campus facilitated by The Lawrence Group, a national town planning firm with offices in Davidson.

Comedian B.J. Novak to perform Nov. 19

BJ_Novak_t.jpgBOONE — Actor, writer, producer and standup comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his contributions on NBC’s award-winning comedy series “The Office,” will perform in Appalachian State University’s Farthing Auditorium Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.