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Archive for January, 2009

Study abroad trip to explore the history and power of South African music

Suzi Mills.jpgBOONE—The history of South Africa is perhaps best told through its music.

Suzi Mills, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, plans to share that musical history through a study abroad program May 16-June 7 titled “The Power of Music in South Africa.” Mills coordinates the music education program at Appalachian.

Open house Feb. 12 to introduce campus community to Tablet PCs as teaching tools

Snodgrass_t.jpgBOONE—Faculty, students and administrators are invited to attend an open house in the Hayes School of Music Feb. 12 to learn about the school’s pedagogy and technology classroom and tutoring lab. The open house will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 204 in Broyhill Music Center.

N.C. Local Government Service Corps project to help economically distressed communities

MPA_Group_t.jpgBOONE—North Carolina is considered one of the most progressive states in the nation when it comes to incorporating the town/county manager model of local government. All 100 counties in the state have professional administration, but about one-third of the state’s 500-plus cities or towns do not, usually because of financial constraints.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents trial from “Inherit The Wind”

BOONE – The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the trial scene from the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee classic “Inherit the Wind” Feb. 12-14 and 19-21. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus.

Parent to Parent Family Support Network receives grant

Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country has received an $1,800 grant from the Mountain Air Residents’ Community Fund to support outreach to Yancey and Mitchell county families who have children with special needs.

Green business opportunities networking event to be held Feb. 24

BOONE—You and your company can benefit from the approaching wave of green business activity.  To learn more, plan to attend the “Realizing Green Business Opportunities” event Feb. 24 being hosted by Appalachian State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Old-time Fiddlers’ Convention held Feb. 20-21 at Appalachian

AppRootsPorch_t.jpgBOONE—The Appalachian Heritage Council at Appalachian State University will host an old-time fiddlers’ convention and luthier gathering Feb. 20-21 in Plemmons Student Union on campus.

Hydrogen-powered transit and commuter rail featured at fifth international hydrail conference in Charlotte

BOONE – Innovative hydrogen technology for streetcar and commuter rail applications will be featured at the fifth International Hydrail Conference June 11-12 in Charlotte, N.C. The conference is hosted by the Appalachian State University Energy Center, the Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and the Hydrogen Economy Action Team of Mooresville.

Saxophonist Scott Kallestad performs Feb 9 at Appalachian

Scott Kallestad.jpgBOONE—Saxophonist Scott Kallestad will present a faculty recital Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.