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Archive for October, 2013

N.C. Poet Laureate presents poetry reading and book signing at Appalachian

BOONE—In celebration of the release of Joseph Bathanti’s latest book of poems, “Concertina” (Mercer University Press), The Scholars Bookshop inside the University Bookstore at Appalachian State University will host a poetry reading and book signing Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m.

Interior design students partner with Kenyan design firm

By Katie Howard, civic engagement graduate assistant
Appalachian and the Community Together

BOONE—Upper level interior design students at Appalachian State University are putting their learning to work for an internationally acclaimed restaurant in Kenya.

Cultural awareness dance Nov. 13 will benefit Central American nonprofit

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host a cultural awareness event called Dance Around the World on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. to benefit the Tumul K’in Center of Learning in Belize.

Ashley John Pigford talks about art and design Nov. 7

BOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery will present a talk on art and design by Ashley John Pigford Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University. The event is free and open to the public.

Hayes School of Music presents Piano Performance Team Nov. 10

BOONE—The Piano Performance Team, consisting of youth from Chapel Hill, will present a concert Sunday, Nov. 10, at Appalachian State University. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Kimzey honored for community service work

ELON—Shady Kimzey, a senior at Appalachian State University, has received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement, the award recognizes one outstanding student on each campus for making a difference in the community. Nineteen students across the state are being honored this year.

“The Trojan Women” presented Nov. 6-10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the timeless tragedy “The Trojan Women” by Euripides, as adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 6 – 9, at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 10. The play follows four women who have lost their loved ones in the Trojan War and are now refugees in their own city.

A health care revolution is occurring in N.C., according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield executive

BOONE—Innovation and collaboration are the keys to driving a revolution in health care, according to J. Bradley Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Abigail Adams Scholarship fundraiser held Nov. 7

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Women’s Center will host the annual Abigail Adams Scholarship Dinner Nov. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the Solarium in Plemmons Student Union. Tickets for the event are $5. Tickets will be sold at a contact table in the student union Monday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 7.