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Archive for January, 2014

Looking Glass Gallery presents ‘Inspiring Stories and Adventures’ exhibit

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian State University will present “Inspiring Stories and Adventures,” an exhibition featuring the work of artist Mieszko Kwiatkowski. The exhibition will be on display through Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Center for Appalachian Studies releases ‘Voices from the Headwaters’

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies has released its latest publication, “Voices from the Headwaters: Stories from Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina.” Edited by recently retired center director Dr. Patricia Beaver and Appalachian Journal editor Dr. Sandra Ballard, with assistant editor Brittany R. Hicks, this book of oral histories preserves the stories of three neighboring communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Endowed Scholars Recital held Jan. 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—The annual Endowed Scholars Recital will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Feb. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. The tone used for the monthly tests is not the same tone used for an actual emergency.

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to the collapse of the Indus Civilization

BOONE—A new study on the human skeletal remains from the ancient Indus city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus, or Harappan civilization around 4,000 years ago.

Ninth annual world history and economics conference held April 12 at Appalachian

Economic historian Mark Harrison will be the featured speaker

BOONE—The Appalachian Spring: Ninth Annual Conference in World History and Economics will be held April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Leslie and Blaha perform Feb. 2

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Performance Series will feature trombonist Drew C. Leslie and tuba player Christopher J. Blaha in a Feb. 2 performance at Appalachian State University.

Department of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition begins Jan. 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Department of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition for 2014 will be on display Jan. 23 – Feb. 27 at the Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for Performing Arts, and from Feb. 7 – March 22 at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Both galleries are located on the Appalachian State University campus.

Soledad O’Brien talk postponed

Tonight’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration lecture at Appalachian State University with Soledad O’Brien is being postponed until later this semester because of weather-related safety concerns for travel this afternoon and evening.