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Archive for October, 2013

Ecofeminist Carol Adams discusses “Sexual Politics of Meat” Nov. 6

BOONE—Ecofeminist Carol Adams, author of “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” will present a slide-illustrated talk Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom.

Acclaimed Cuban-American author speaks Nov. 4 and 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Jose Kozer, the 2013 Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Award winner, will offer a bilingual poetry reading on Monday, Nov. 4, and an author talk Tuesday, Nov. 5, both at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Common’s Room 114 at Appalachian State University.

Committee approves confidential search process to consider candidates for chancellor’s post

BOONE—A confidential search will be used to consider candidates for Appalachian State University’s next chancellor.

Literary arts magazine wins Columbia Scholastic Press Association awards

BOONE—The 2012-13 edition of The Peel Literature and Arts Review at Appalachian State University has received two awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards competition – a certificate of merit for overall design and second place individual achievement award in the traditional form poetry competition for “Mesas” by Connor Childers.

Bargerstock and Shagdaron perform Nov. 4

BOONE—Works composed during the early 20th century will be performed by violinist Nancy Bargerstock and pianist Bair Shagdaron Nov. 4 at Appalachian State University.

The performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO talks Oct. 25 at Appalachian

BOONE—J. Bradley “Brad” Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), will be the speaker at a special co-presentation of the inaugural Blue Cross and Blue Shield Lecture and the 52nd Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture at Appalachian State University.

Western North Carolina’s economy continued to improve in August

BOONE—The Western North Carolina Economic Index increased by 0.2 points in August. This was the seventh consecutive monthly gain in the index, which tracks the level of economic activity in 25 western North Carolina counties. The report is compiled by the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University and available at

Student woodwind ensembles perform Oct. 25

BOONE—Woodwind chamber ensembles from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will perform Oct. 25. The 8 p.m. performance will be in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Octubafest concert presented Oct. 30

BOONE—The Appalachian Tuba/Euphonium Collective will present its annual “Octubafest” concert Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. The performance will be held in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is invited.