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Archive for September, 2014

Feminist Pride Day observed Oct. 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Women’s Center at Appalachian State University will host Feminist Pride Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sanford Mall.

Police Appreciation Day at Cove Creek School

BOONE—Appalachian State University police officer William Watson visited Cove Creek School Friday, Sept. 19, for the school’s Police Appreciation Day and read to kindergarten students from the book “Chester the Brave,” a book about overcoming your fears. Watson’s mother, Alisa Watson, pictured with him, is a teacher assistant at the school. A member of University Police since April 2013, Watson is a criminal justice graduate from Appalachian. His grandfather, Hobart Watson, is a former police chief for the Town of Beach Mountain. (Photo submitted)

New play “Holmes: The Art of Deduction” to be presented Oct. 1-5

BOONE—Check your magnifying glasses at the door! Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Holmes: The Art of Deduction,” an original work by Dr. Derek Davidson and directed by Teresa Lee, both theatre faculty members. This family-friendly play – recommended for ages 8 and above – will be presented on campus in the state-of-the-art Valborg Theatre Oct. 1 – 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

Latin American film series continues with “Kamchatka” on Oct. 2

BOONE—The 2002 film “Kamchatka” will be shown Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room at Appalachian State University as part of the Latin American Film Festival. Admission is free.

Dr. Catherine Fountain from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead a discussion following the film.

Avon Foundation for Women awards $5,000 grant to Appalachian

Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Appalachian earns Tree Campus USA certification

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received Tree Campus USA certification from the Arbor Day Foundation. The certification process was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biology, Department of Geography and Planning, Physical Plant and New River Light and Power.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.

Congress to Campus program brings former Congressional members Beverly Byron and Dan Miller to Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will participate in Congress to Campus Oct. 6-7. The program brings together former members of Congress and today’s young voters to increase civic literacy and participation.