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Archive for November, 2013

International Survivors of Suicide Day event to be held Nov. 23

BOONE—Counseling and Psychological Services presents “International Survivors of Suicide Day” Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Tater Hill Room of Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. The public is invited. For more information, contact the Counseling and Psychological Services at 828-262-3180.

Appalachian releases job description and leadership statement for chancellor’s position

BOONE—The leadership statement and job description for the position of chancellor at Appalachian State University has been released by the chancellor search committee.

Ninth annual ‘Messiah’ sing-along Dec. 8

BOONE—Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University will be the site for the ninth annual “Messiah” sing-along Dec. 8. The sing-along begins at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Admission is free.

International education opportunities highlighted during study abroad fair

BOONE—Appalachian State University students wanting to experience a different culture and expand their global understanding learned about short-term and summer study abroad programs during a Study Abroad and International Fair held on campus.

More than $5,500 raised to help area families with special needs children

BOONE—Appalachian State University students and community members of the High Country, along with area businesses, raised more than $5,500 to help local families with children with special needs.

Krenn presents research at the Norwegian Nobel Institute

BOONE—Dr. Michael L. Krenn, professor of history and faculty coordinator for First Year Seminar at Appalachian State University, recently participated in a conference on “Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 1970s” held at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

Santa Paws comes to town Nov. 22 to benefit the Watauga Humane Society

BOONE—Students at Appalachian State University will host Santa Paws, a family/pet portrait session, with Santa on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Watauga Humane Society.

McCutchen’s “Jazz Vespers” to premiere in Brazil

BOONE—A faculty member’s original composition that blends elements of the Roman Catholic Vespers service with modern-day jazz Vespers will be premiered Nov. 29 in Curitiba, Brazil.

Appalachian listed fourth among master’s degree institutions for its study abroad participation

BOONE—The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 7percent to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012-13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3 percent to an all-time high of more than 283,000.