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Archive for May, 2014

Community Music School recital held May 18

BOONE—Students in the Community Music School in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will present an end of semester recital May 18 in Broyhill Music Center on campus.

Eastern Snow Conference held June 4-5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Snow scientists, climatologists, National Weather Service meteorologists and others from across the U.S. and Canada will talk about snow and ice during the 71st annual meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference June 4-5 at Appalachian State University.

Adcock and Petschauer receive honorary doctorates from Appalachian

BOONE—An Appalachian State University alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, and a professor emeritus from the Department of History were awarded honorary doctorates during May graduation ceremonies.

Advice from elementary school students to university chancellor offered to graduates

BOONE—More than 2,500 students graduating from Appalachian State University received life advice from the university’s chancellor, Watauga County elementary school students and a news co-anchor, or participated in a group sing-along during weekend commencement ceremonies.

Benfield named Boone Optimist Club Officer of the Year

BOONE—Sgt. Chris Benfield from the Appalachian State University Police Department has received the Boone Optimist Club’s Officer of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually by the Boone Optimist Club as part of Optimist International’s Respect for Law week, which has been held since 1965.

Author Elizabeth Williams to speak May 22 at Appalachian

BOONE—When Olive Dame Campbell and her, husband John C. Campbell, traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in 1908, they opened a door into the world of the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia few had ever seen. Many of the couple’s books are modern day staples in the study of mountain communities, and are cited in scholarly writings on the subject. It is, however, the pages in the personal diary of Olive Dame Campbell that Elizabeth Williams brings to life for readers.

New Army officers begin their careers

BOONE—Six cadets in Appalachian State University’s ROTC program transitioned from students to second lieutenants during commissioning ceremonies held on campus.

Rosen and Schaffel families make $1.2 million gift to An Appalachian Summer Festival

BOONE, NC—A $1.2 million commitment honoring the legacy of Arnold and Muriel Rosen will provide important support for classical music programming at An Appalachian Summer Festival, the annual summer arts celebration presented by Appalachian State University.

Mills named American Council on Education Fellow

BOONE—Professor Suzi Mills from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.