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Archive for May, 2014

Winkler Hall to be imploded June 1

Webcast will provide best view of implosion

BOONE—Residents of downtown Boone in areas near Stadium Drive will hear a loud noise Sunday morning, June 1, as Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC implodes Winkler Hall at Appalachian State University. The implosion will take place at approximately 8 a.m., weather permitting.

Appalachian Journal’s double issue highlights regional filmmaking, activism and literature

BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.

Maass named associate dean at Appalachian

BOONE—Kern Maass has been named associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University. He replaces Dr. Gordon Hensley who served as interim associate dean for one year and will return to teaching full time in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Maass will assume his role in the dean’s office July 1.

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains

Watauga County teachers and Grandfather Mountain naturalists will assist in the research

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he spent as the child of rural health workers in Bolivia and Peru.

Plentiful water lulls consumers and utility managers regarding future water quantity issues

BOONE—Northwest North Carolina is the headwaters for eight major watersheds, supplying water to portions of five southern states. Despite droughts in Western North Carolina’s mountains in 2002 and 2007-08, the region’s water supply seemingly has been endless. That may be why so many water utility managers, elected officials, planners and even the public focus on the area’s supply-side management of water vs. demand-side management.

Campus emergency siren test conducted June 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, June 4, at 11:55 a.m.

Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a Memorial Day ceremony and reception Monday, May 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located adjacent to the Dougherty Administration Building.

CoCoRaHS founder Nolan Doesken to speak June 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Nolan Doesken, founder of CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, will speak Thursday, June 5, at Appalachian State University. Doesken’s 6 p.m presentation will be held in Room 114, Belk Library Information Commons on campus.

Summer Dance Series begins June 3 with African, jazz and musical theatre dance classes

BOONE—Dance enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance June 3-26 at Appalachian State University. The classes are free and open to the public.