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Archive for September, 2013

Gospel Summit concludes with Sept. 27 concert

BOONE—Participants of Gospel Summit 2013 and the Appalachian State University Gospel Choir will perform Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Boone. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Saxophone and piano duo perform Oct. 9

BOONE—Saxophonist Connie Frigo will present a guest recital Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Frigo will be accompanied by pianist Greg Hankins. Admission is free.

Author Andrew Solomon opens University Forum Series

BOONE—Award-winning author Andrew Solomon opens the University Forum Series Oct. 10 at Appalachian State University. His 7 p.m. talk in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is free and open to the public. The Schaefer Center, formerly Farthing Auditorium, is located on Rivers Street.

North Shore Decoration Day Symposium held at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Humanities Council will present the North Shore Decoration Day Symposium, a series of free events for the general public that will be held in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Dance production of “Promises,” a new play set against the background of factual North Carolina events.

First Year Student Showcase presented Sept. 26-28

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents the First Year Student Showcase Sept. 26 – 28 in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The showcase provides first year students the opportunity to take center stage with both theatre and dance.

Running of The Knob scheduled for Oct. 11, registration now open

BOONE—The BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, announces the opening of registration for the annual “Running of The Knob.” All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-esteem building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.

Theatre and Dance announces fall season, featuring original works by faculty

BOONE—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University announces its Fall 2013 season. Among the offerings are the premiere of local playwright Joel Williams’s Appalachian story, a new work by local choreographer Emily Daughtridge that will be seen across the state as part of the North Carolina Dance Festival, and the production of the rarely seen tragedy “Trojan Women.”

Henion awarded N.C. Arts Council Fellowship

BOONE—Leigh Ann Henion, a lecturer in Appalachian State University’s Department of English and Watauga Global Community’s Writing in the Field program, has received a $10,000 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship to support work on her first book to be published by The Penguin Press.

Kirkpatrick wins N.C. Poetry Society’s Brockman-Campbell Award

BOONE—Kathryn Kirkpatrick, a professor of English at Appalachian State University, has received the Brockman-Campbell Award for her collection of poetry “Our Held Animal Breath.”