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Archive for September, 2010

Historian talks moonshining and NASCAR Oct. 7 at Appalachian

piercebookcover_t.jpgBOONE—Historian Dr. Daniel S. Pierce, author of “Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France,” will speak at Appalachian State University Thursday, Oct. 7. The program, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons, is free and the public is welcome.

$3 million commitment made to Appalachian

BOONE—Business students, art lovers and fans of college sports will benefit from a $3 million commitment to Appalachian State University by Alice G. Roess of Blowing Rock. Roess has designated the university in her will to benefit three areas that coincide with her personal love of travel, art and athletics.

Appalachian receives 369 acres for educational use; land will expand the sustainable development program

BOONE—An Ashe County couple’s love of the land will provide research, teaching and educational outreach to the region for generations to come.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “A Place Worth Saving”

KSchermbeck_t.jpgBOONE—Looking Glass Gallery presents “A Place Worth Saving” through Oct. 12 in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.

The photography exhibit is by Kyle Schermbeck, a public relations major at Appalachian. A closing reception will be held Monday, Oct. 11, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Lattin named student employee of the year at Appalachian

Student_employee_of_the_year_t.jpgDevin Lattin, left, a senior management major from Asheville, is the 2010 Student Employee of the Year at Appalachian State University. Lattin works in Food Services on campus as student coordinator and helps hire Food Services’ student workers. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, recognizes exemplary student employment service. Students are nominated for the award by their supervisor. Selection criteria include length of time in the job, reliability, quality of work, professionalism, initiative, and especially a unique contribution to a department of the university.  More than 3,000 student employees were eligible for the nomination.

4th annual Power of Design held Sept. 30 at Appalachian

BOONE– Appalachian State University’s fourth annual Power of Design 10 will be held Thursday, Sept. 30.

The annual event brings together students, faculty, and members of the professional community in all design disciplines, such as interior design, graphic design, industrial design, architectural design, theater design and photography.

Ireland in story and song presented Sept. 30 at Appalachian

blarney_t.jpgBOONE—Music from Ireland will be performed Sept. 30 by students and faculty from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

The evening begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Steely Pan Steel Band performs Oct. 8

SteelyPanBand_t.jpgBOONE—The Steely Pan Steel Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with an Oct. 8 concert at Appalachian State University.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium. Admission is $10, which will support tuning and upkeep of the steel drums, and travel to perform at area schools and other venues.

Appalachian joins Operation Medicine Cabinet Oct. 1

Picture_11.pngBOONE—Individuals who have outdated or unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies can dispose of them safely during High Country Operation Medicine Cabinet Oct. 1 at Appalachian State University.