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Archive for October, 2011

Siren warning system will be tested Nov. 2

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month.

Candlelight vigil to remember recent gay teen suicides

BOONE—The recent suicides of Jamey Rodemeyer of Williamsville, N.Y., and Jamie Hubley of Ottawa, Canada, will be remembered during a community candlelight vigil Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. on Sanford Mall at Appalachian State University.

Stanley named director of internal audits at Appalachian

MikeStanley_t.jpgBOONE—A longtime employee of Appalachian State University has been named director of internal audits.

Black out Hunger on Black Saturday Oct. 29

blackouthunger_t.jpgDid you know many of your fellow Mountaineers deal with hunger-related issues on a daily basis? One out of six people in Western North Carolina are food insecure. Founded to relieve hunger and poverty in the High Country, the Watauga County Hunger and Health Coalition is in critical need of food donations.

An unconventional relationship is the focus of “How I Learned to Drive” Nov. 3-6 and Nov. 10-13

BOONE —Appalachian State Universit­­­­y’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “How I Learned to Drive” in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. This thought-provoking tale for mature audiences runs two weeks with performances Nov. 3-5 and 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $6 for Appalachian students. For more information visit www.theatre.appstate.edu or call the box office at 828-262-3063.

GuitarFest benefit concert held Nov. 2

andy_Page_t.jpgBOONE—A concert Nov. 2 benefitting the annual GuitarFest at Appalachian State University will feature guitarists Pasquale Rucco, Douglas James and Andy Page.

Appalachian professor receives NIH grant to study cholera bacterium’s defense mechanism

Ece_Karatan_t.jpgBOONE—The bacterium that causes cholera has been a bit of a mystery to scientists since it was first identified in the mid-1800s.

$1 million gift to help spur next generation of North Carolina entrepreneurs

BOONE— Appalachian State University has announced the naming of the new Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship in its Walker College of Business. The center will expand resources and tools, so that emerging entrepreneurs can develop the skills they need to start their own businesses and drive the economy.

Appalachian announces $200 million fundraising campaign

campaign_logo_on_black_t.jpgBOONE—Appalachian State University has announced its largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history – the $200 million “Campaign for Appalachian: Making a difference in the world… one student at a time.”