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Archive for November, 2009

Going green at graduation; Appalachian graduates to wear environmentally responsible gowns

newgown_t.jpgBOONE—Students graduating in December from Appalachian State University will be the first on campus to wear a different kind of graduation gown.

Appalachian Brass Ensembles perform Nov. 30

BOONE—Brass ensembles from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will perform Nov. 30 in a free performance beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Moore honored by Pi Kappa Delta

BOONE—Dr. Nina-Jo Moore, associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University and professor of communication, has received the John Shields award for her service to Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Honor Society.

World Cultures Day observed at Blowing Rock School Dec. 4

BOONE—Blowing Rock School is hosting a “World Cultures Day” on Friday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Students from grades 1-8 will have the chance to engage in conversations with and view presentations by Appalachian State University students and faculty from Azerbaijan, China, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa and Yemen.

Jazz vocalists perform Dec. 1 at Appalachian

BOONE— Jason Thompson directs Appalachian State University’s Jazz Vocal Ensemble in a Dec. 1 performance. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian to test siren warning system Dec. 2

BOONE—Appalachian State University will conduct its monthly test of the campus siren warning system Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11:55 a.m. The test is normally conducted the first Wednesday of each month.

Bathanti to guest edit Cold Mountain Review

BOONE—Joseph Bathanti has been selected to edit Cold Mountain Review, a literary journal published by Appalachian State University’s Department of English. Bathanti is a professor of creative writing and co-director of the Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian.

Appalachian Guitar Ensemble performs Dec. 6

BOONE—The Appalachian Guitar Ensemble performs Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Center at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian ranks among top schools for study abroad

Ireland_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University ranks second among top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for the number of students participating in a short-term study abroad program in 2007-08. The data, released by the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, also lists Appalachian sixth among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions in terms of the number of students participating in all study abroad programs.