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Archive for August, 2009

Appalachian’s College Access Network receives $200,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission

BOONE—The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded Appalachian State University $200,000 to continue its support for the Western North Carolina Network for Access and Success (WNCNAS).

Steve and Ruth Smith nominated for music award and selected to perform at Nashville’s House of Blues

smith_t.jpgBOONE—A CD recorded by Steve Smith and his wife, Ruth, has been nominated in the 2009 Just Plain Folks (JPF) Music Awards “Best Instrumental Roots” Music Album category. The pair have been selected to perform at a special showcase at B.B. Kings’ House of Blues in Nashville.

Business Opportunities and Changing Policies in Cuba addressed Aug. 14 at Appalachian

BOONE—Experts from Appalachian State University, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce will discuss trade opportunities with Cuba, which are permitted under current regulations.

Appalachian professor helps document child labor worldwide

HughHindman_t.jpgBOONE—An estimated 160 million children aged 5-14, or about one in six children worldwide, are engaged in child labor.

Appalachian’s Marching Mountaineers begin rehearsals Aug. 15

band2_t.jpgBOONE—The Appalachian State University Marching Mountaineers will return to campus Aug. 15 for a week of rehearsals in preparation for the upcoming football season.  

University organizations co-sponsor “green” music festival Aug. 29

BOONE—The Association of Student Entrepreneurs and the Energy Center at Appalachian State University are cosponsors of Music on the Mountaintop, a music festival that will be held Aug. 29 at fairgrounds on Roby Green Road off Hwy. 421 East in Boone.

Appalachian Chorale rehearsals begin Aug. 31

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale at Appalachian State University begins its 34th season with rehearsals for a program of motets and other works by Johannes Brahms.

Carol Jean Cook joins Be Active-Appalachian Partnership

carolcook_t.jpgBOONE – Carol Jean Cook has been named coordinator of programs for the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership at Appalachian State University.

Donors sought for self-esteem building program for girls

GOTRlogo_t.jpgBOONE – An effort to bring Girls on the Run International to Watauga County seeks financial support from area businesses and individuals. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a successful self-esteem building program for pre-adolescent girls.