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Archive for August, 2011

It’s a question many long-distance runners ask: What can I do to run faster?

Snyder_t.jpgBOONE – James Snyder, a second-year graduate student at Appalachian State University, working in the Neuromuscular & Biomechanics Laboratory in the College of Health Sciences, hopes to find the answer when he begins research on elite and sub-elite runners this fall under the supervision of Professor Jeff McBride and Professor Travis Triplett.

Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 15 at Appalachian

ChrisMcDougall_t.jpgBOONE—Former Associated Press war correspondent Christopher McDougall opens the fall semester Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. The author of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and The Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” will talk about his book Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. Admission is free.

“WTC View” staged reading Sept. 9-10 will commemorative 10th anniversary of 9/11

BOONE — To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University presents a staged reading of “WTC View” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 -10 in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. Dr. Kin-Yan Szeto directs and Appalachian students perform in the first offering of the academic year. Ticket prices begin at $6 per person. For more information, go to or call 828-262-3063.

Safety@appstate on Sept. 7 focuses on campus and community safety

BOONE—Learn about safety on-and off-campus Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sanford Mall at Appalachian State University. Billed as “Safety@appstate,” the event features representatives from campus, town and county agencies who will provide information about fire, food, bike, animal and personal safety, along with other topics. Just look for the tents set up on Sanford Mall. The public is invited to attend.

Castro-Rappl receives Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing

BOONE—John Castro-Rappl of Raleigh has received a $700 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing for the 2011-12 academic year at Appalachian State University.

New building housing Appalachian’s Reich College of Education officially opens

BOONE—It seemed like a lifetime for many, but in less than three years after groundbreaking ceremonies, Appalachian State University officially opened the doors of its newest academic building. The 124,547 square-foot-building that houses the Reich College of Education officially opened following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Aug. 18.

Appalachian Chorale rehearsals begin Aug. 29

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale begins its 36th season on Monday, Aug. 29, with rehearsals for a program of music by Franz Schubert and Henry Purcell. All interested singers are invited to attend rehearsals that will be held every Monday from 7-9 p.m. during Appalachian State University’s academic semester. The chorale will rehearse in Broyhill Music Center’s room 214 on campus.

Author Edwin Black discusses eugenics in N.C., the U.S. and Nazi Germany Aug. 29

EdwinBlack_t.jpgBOONE—Award-winning, New York Times bestselling and international investigative author Edwin Black will present the talk “War Against the Weak: Eugenics in North Carolina, the U.S., and Nazi Germany” Monday, Aug 29, at 7 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114.

NCAA Re-Certifies Appalachian State University Athletics

BOONE – The NCAA has announced that Appalachian State University is one of 27 institutions that has had its Division I certification re-affirmed. A certified designation denotes that an institution operates its athletics program in compliance with principles adopted by the Division I membership.