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Archive for March, 2010

Appalachian’s service-learning program expands global opportunities for students

southindiaclassroom_t.jpgBOONE—Students at Appalachian State University are gaining overseas research and service-learning opportunities through a joint program begun last spring by the Appalachian and the Community Together program and the Office of International Education and Development.

Faculty recital series March 30 highlights poetry, music and dance

BOONE—A faculty recital with the theme “The Combination is…” will be presented Tuesday, March 30, at 8 pm. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Handmade market held March 28 at Appalachian’s Turchin Center

handmademarket_t.jpgBOONE—The first Boone Handmade Market will be held Sunday, March 28, from 1-5 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

More than 36 emerging and established artists in the High Country will sell their handmade goods during the event. Items will include jewelry, sculpture, clothing and pottery.

Appalachian’s Center for Entrepreneurship offers mentoring program

BOONE–Ten students at Appalachian State University will learn firsthand about entrepreneurship from successful business owners across the state.

The students will be selected for the fall 2010 Dale Tweedy Mentoring Program for Entrepreneur Scholars. This will be the third year of the highly successful program.  It is coordinated by the Center for Entrepreneurship in Appalachian’s Walker College of Business, but it is open to all students regardless of their major.

Fundancing fundraiser held April 9 at Legends

Connie3_t.jpgBOONE—A “fundancing” square dance and contra dance fundraiser will be held April 9 from 6-11 p.m. at Legends at Appalachian State University. The event is sponsored by the Appalachian Heritage Council.

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for nonstudents and will be available at the door. Proceeds will support student scholarships in the Appalachian Studies program. A university ID or other state ID is required for admission. Only persons age 18 and older are admitted to events in Legends.

Faculty members awarded emeritus status

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has granted professor emeritus status to seven faculty members who  have retired or will retire June 30.

“The Elixir of Love” presented March 25-28 at Appalachian

opera_t.jpgBOONE— Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “The Elixir of Love” will be presented March 25-28 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for nonstudents. Tickets are available from the Farthing Auditorium Box Office and also will be available at Broyhill Music Center prior to each performance.

Appalachian graduates to bike cross country to raise money for affordable housing

BrianHochman_t.jpgPrestonGilliam_t.jpgBOONE—Brian Hochman and Preston Gilliam will be cycling some 4,000 miles across the country on a nine-week trip this summer to raise funds for affordable housing organizations.

Work begins to access goals and learning objectives of Appalachian’s General Education curriculum

WAC_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University’s new General Education curriculum was implemented in fall 2009. The next step is to begin accessing how the goals and learning objectives of the new curriculum are being met.