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Archive for October, 2009

Appalachian’s Cycling Team continues to be a skilled national competitor

Thomas_t.jpgBOONE— Senior Michael Thomas secured his individual national title for a second year at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Truckee, Calif. He was one of seven Appalachian State University students,  representing the 2008 Division II National Championship team, who attended the competition where nearly 300 student-athletes competed Oct. 16-18.

Poet Isel Rivero presents reading Oct. 29 at Appalachian

Isel_rivero_t.jpgBOONE—Cuban-born poet Isel Rivero will read from her work Oct. 29 at Appalachian State University. The reading begins at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is welcome.

Smithsonian internship helps student explore career options as archivist and photographer

farris_t.jpgBOONE—For an artist or photographer, Washington, D.C., provides a rich palette of subjects, from the intricate carvings that adorn the U.S. Supreme Court to the eclectic gathering of people, produce and crafts at Eastern Market near the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Appalachian to test siren warning system Nov. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct its monthly test of the campus siren warning system Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 11:55 a.m. The test is normally conducted the first Wednesday of each month.

Bathanti receives $10,000 fellowship from the N.C. Arts Council

Bathanti_t.jpgBOONE— Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti has received a $10,000 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award. Bathanti is one of 18 North Carolina artists receiving the award presented for literary arts and musical composition.

Documentary about renowned guitar maker Wayne C. Henderson shown Nov. 10 at Appalachian

Wayne_Henderson_t.jpgBOONE—The documentary “From Wood to Singing Guitar” will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium  at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Taking Back Sunday, The All-American Rejects and Anberlin to perform Nov. 19

bands_t.jpgBOONE — Each riding high off the release of new albums, Anberlin, The All-American Rejects and Taking Back Sunday will bring their brand of pop-punk music to Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets are now on sale at Doors open at 7 p.m.

Screening offered by Counseling Center on Oct. 29

BOONE—Confidential screenings for a variety of mood and anxiety disorders will be offered by Appalachian State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. The tests will be held in the Calloway Room of Plemmons Student Union.

Every year, millions of students are affected by mental health issues. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of college students. This event could make a critical difference either for a student experiencing depression or for students who may know of a family member or friend who is struggling with mood or anxiety issues.

This event is part of the National Depression Screening Day, a one-day event to raise public awareness that mood and anxiety disorders are common and often undetected disorders for which there are many effective treatments, and to identify those students at-risk for these disorders.

For more information about the event, contact 828-262-3180 or To access online screenings students can visit and click “online screenings.”


Appalachian’s Doorways Series presents program on the Italian giallo film genre

BOONE—A program on Italy’s giallo films will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. in room 421 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.