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Archive for April, 2014

Female participants sought for research related to arterial stiffness and high blood pressure

BOONE—Females between the ages of 50 and 75 are being sought for a research study at Appalachian State University related to arterial stiffness and high blood pressure.

Jazz ensembles perform in Schaefer Center April 24

BOONE—Jazz ensembles from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will perform April 24 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Hayes String Ensemble performs April 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—Major works for strings will be performed by the Hayes String Ensemble April 30 at 6 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Applications being accepted for Alpha Gamma Scholarship

BOONE—The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will award two scholarships to students majoring in teacher education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at Appalachian State University and one will be awarded to a student at Lees-McRae College.

Stone Soup event for nonprofits to be held May 15

BOONE—Stone Soup, the annual nonprofit capacity building conference at Appalachian State University, will be held May 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to register.

Nurturing a sustainable campus

Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock is one of seven individuals to receive the Appalachian State University Sustainability Council’s Wild Turkey Award. The award honors members of the campus community who have made significant contributions to sustainability.

Sheets of Wilkes County wins inaugural Spirit of ACCESS Award

BOONE—Hannah Sheets of Millers Creek has received Appalachian State University’s first Kenneth E. Peacock Spirit of ACCESS Award for embodying the difference the ACCESS scholarship program was created to make in someone’s life.

Author Lee Smith to speak at literary benefit luncheon April 30

BOONE—New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith, whose current novel “Guests on Earth” is set in the Western Carolina Mountains, will join fans in the High Country for a literary luncheon April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Inn and Conference Center.

Appalachian’s 2014 common reading selection is “Clapton’s Guitar”

BOONE—The book “Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument” has been selected for the 2014 Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University.

First published in 2005, the book by New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John centers on master luthier and musician Wayne Henderson as he builds a guitar for Eric Clapton.