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Archive for March, 2014

Appalachian Women’s Theatre Troupe presents “A Part Equal,” an original play as part of the High Country Shakespeare Celebration

BOONE—“A Part Equal,” an original play by Appalachian State University theatre faculty member Dr. Derek Davidson, will be performed April 4 – 6 in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students and faculty and $8 to the general public and will be sold at the door one-half hour prior to each performance.

Trustees award emeritus/emerita status

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees has approved emeritus or emerita status for the following faculty:

Appalachian GuitarFest held April 4-6 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 19th Annual Appalachian GuitarFest and Solo Guitar Competition will be held April 4-6, at Appalachian State University. This year’s featured artists are the Texas Guitar Quartet, Adam Kossler, the Aron/Berkner Duo and the competition’s Guitar Orchestra.

Campus dining facility named for university benefactor

BOONE—The facility known simply as “Central Dining Hall” by Appalachian State University students has been named for Appalachian State University Board of Trustees member and university benefactor Alice G. Roess of Blowing Rock.

Wells Fargo grant will support scholarships for underrepresented students

BOONE—A $250,000 grant from Wells Fargo will support the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund at Appalachian State University, created to provide scholarships to underrepresented students. The grant will be made over a two-year period and counts towards the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian.

Author Judith Ortiz Cofer reads from her work April 10

BOONE—The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University welcomes author Judith Ortiz Cofer for a craft talk and reading April 10.

Appalachian celebrates Earth day with a month of events

BOONE—The Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State University presents Earth Month throughout April with more than 40 events dedicated to promoting sustainability on campus, in the local communities and around the globe. All events are free and open to the public.

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.

Appalachian astronomer helps discover asteroid’s ring system

BOONE—Happenstance led to the discovery of the first ring system around an asteroid, and Appalachian State University Professor Joseph Pollock was part of the team of astronomers that made the discovery.