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Archive for April, 2015

Students present research at 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research

BOONE—Thirty-seven undergraduate students presented at the 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at Eastern Washington University, April 16-18.

The group of students presented research in 18 subject areas through oral presentations or by presenting a research poster.

Girls on the Run takes registration for May 3 event; international organization reaches 1 million girls served

BOONE—The nonprofit organization Girls on the Run International – a physical-activity based, positive youth development (PA-PYD) program that empowers girls in the 3rd – 8th grade – has announced it will serve its one-millionth girl in 2015. Girls on the Run of the High Country is part of that milestone, having served more than 800 girls since its launch in 2009.

Appalachian Chorale performs Rutter and Bernstein April 28

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will perform works by John Rutter and Leonard Bernstein April 28. The 8 p.m. performance will be presented in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Warner to chair Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance

BOONE—Kevin Warner has been named chair of Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance effective July 1.

Pianist Bair Shagdaron performs April 26

BOONE—Major works for piano by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin will be performed by pianist Bair Shagdron April 26 at Appalachian State University.

Jazz vocal ensemble performs April 29

BOONE—The 17-member Jazz Vocal Ensemble at Appalachian State University performs its last concert of the spring semester April 29 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The free performance begins at 8 p.m.

Coffee with a Cop held May 4

BOONE—University Police at Appalachian State University invite students, faculty and staff to meet officers and discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop Monday, May 4. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.

SECU members partner with Appalachian for $1.76 million teacher education scholarship program

RALEIGH—Through well-established traditions of investing in teacher education, the SECU Foundation and Appalachian State University are working together to bring a new rural teacher education scholarship program to Western North Carolina and the Appalachian region – the SECU Appalachian Partnership.

Faculty restructure biology curriculum for science and non-science majors

BOONE—Changes to modernize the biology curriculum and address a variety of learners has resulted in a restructuring of the four-year biology curriculum at Appalachian State University, starting with the introductory courses. The work of a team of biology faculty is part of the nationwide Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) initiative to rethink the way biology is taught at the university level.