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Archive for September, 2013

Compositions for wind ensemble performed Oct. 6

BOONE—Compositions by Strauss, Bernstein, Holst and others will be performed by the Appalachian Wind Ensemble Sunday, Oct. 6. Directed by Dr. John Stanley Ross, the ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian named a Military Friendly School® for 2014

BOONE—Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Appalachian State University the designation of Military Friendly School® for 2014. Appalachian has received this designation annually since 2010.

Appalachian professor part of research team studying southern California earthquake faults

BOONE—An Appalachian State University geophysicist is part of a team updating data on an area of southern California recently designated as a special fault study area because of its potential for a significant earthquake.

“Call Me Crazy” shown Sept. 25 at Appalachian

BOONE—The film “Call Me Crazy” will be shown Wed, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room at Appalachian State University. Discussion will follow.

Early music for strings performed Sept. 27

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Performance Series at Appalachian State University will present a program of early music for string ensemble Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Pianist Shagdaron joins Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Oct. 4

BOONE—Pianist Bair Shagdaron joins the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra for an Oct. 4 performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

Science seminar series begins Sept. 19

BOONE—The Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State University will present the 2013-14 Science Seminar Series focusing on “Incremental Changes and Paradigm Shifts in Scientific Knowledge that Improve Our Understanding of the Natural World.”

Appalachian selects consultant for chancellor search, seeks input

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Chancellor Search Committee has selected Baker & Associates, with offices in Winston-Salem and Atlanta, to assist in recruiting and screening of candidates to succeed Kenneth E. Peacock, who announced in April his plans to step down once a successor is named.

Finding one’s life calling can provide the nourishment of a lifetime, author says

BOONE—Finding your calling or life’s passion can occur within a matter of seconds. That’s what happened to writer Ayad Akhtar when he was a high school student in Milwaukee.