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Archive for January, 2015

Fossils from a new aetosaur species discovered in North Carolina

BOONE—Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of body armor. A series of recently discovered armor plates from North Carolina are distinct from any others previously discovered.

Clements named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow

BOONE—Dr. J. Sid Clements of Boone has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Clements is a professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University.

Tyndall named director of research protections

BOONE—After a national search, Robin Tyndall has been named director of research protections at Appalachian State University. Tyndall has served as the interim director since August 2014, and previously was assistant director.

Appalachian raises more than $200 million to support academics, arts and athletics

BOONE—The Campaign for Appalachian raised $203,593,769 in support of academics, the arts and athletics at Appalachian State University, surpassing its $200 million goal.

Girls on the Run revs up for spring season

BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR). Registration for the spring session is open now at http://gotr.appstate.edu. The program will begin the week of Feb. 9.

Campus and local community assistance sought for 24-Hour Play Festival

BOONE—Are you interested in helping Appalachian State University students write, rehearse and perform a play in 24 hours? Five campus clubs are collaborating for this exciting feat and need volunteers.

Poet Steven Reigns discusses his work Jan. 29 at Appalachian

BOONE—A reception for poet and educator Steven Reigns will be held Jan. 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Smith Gallery located in Appalachian State University’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Harmonia Baroque performs Feb. 1

Harmonia Baroque kicks off the Super Bowl Sunday celebrations with a Feb. 1 performance of extraordinary music by the Italian set Locatelli, Cavalli, Bononcini, Sammartini and Fontana. The program begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.

Appalachian Warrior Fund established to assist veterans and their children

BOONE—The Appalachian Warrior Fund has been established at Appalachian State University to honor veterans.