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Archive for November, 2014

Alexander, Cook and Cummings join Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—J. Cantey Alexander III of Winston-Salem, Fairley Bell Cook of Raleigh and Edna W. Cummings of Rockville, Maryland, have been named members of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors. Each was appointed to a four-year term.

Appropriate technology presentations held Nov. 19 and 21

BOONE—Representatives from companies involved with solar energy technologies will speak Nov. 19 and 21 at Appalachian State University. Their presentations are sponsored by The Sustainable Energy Society and the appropriate technology program in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

High school and university student musicians perform Nov. 24

BOONE—The Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band from Raleigh will join the Appalachian Wind Ensemble for a Nov. 24 performance at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Appalachian Guitar Symphony performs Nov. 20

BOONE—Classical works written or transcribed for guitar will be performed by the Appalachian Guitar Symphony Thursday, Nov. 20. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs major works by Schumann and Bruch

BOONE—When the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs works by Schumann and Bruch Nov. 21, they will be performing compositions each composer wrote for a beloved family member.

12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition open for submissions

BOONE—The 12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is accepting submissions through Friday, Nov. 21. A long-standing partnership between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs and the Turchin Center for Visual Arts, the competition focuses on the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians. The competition is open to anyone. Photographers are encouraged to submit their entries at http://www.appmtnphotocomp.org.

Call for papers issued for Annual Conference in World History and Economics

BOONE—A call for papers and panel presentation proposals has been issued for the 10th Annual Conference in World History and Economics to be held in April 2015 at Appalachian State University.

Brazilian jazz featured in Nov. 22 performance

BOONE—Guitarist Welson Tremura joins saxophonist Todd Wright and pianist Keith McCutchen for a concert titled “Brazilian Romance” Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Specht named N.C. Humanities Council Board chairperson

GREENSBORO—Dr. Neva J. Specht of Deep Gap has been elected chair of the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She assumes leadership from Cynthia (Cindy) Brodhead of Durham, who served as chair from October 2012 to October 2014 and will continue as a council trustee for another year.