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Archive for September, 2015

“An Enemy of the People” to be presented Sept. 30-Oct. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Enemy of the People,” playwright Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 masterpiece about an eco-conscious doctor who uncovers a controversial secret. Under the direction of Dr. Kin-Yan Szeto, this timely play will be performed in the Valborg Theatre on the Appalachian campus from Sept. 30- Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 4.

Lettuce Learn to host garden-based professional development series for educators

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Lettuce Learn are offering a series of four-hour workshops to help educators incorporate gardening into their curriculum. From 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Lettuce Learn, Appalachian’s Mathematics and Science Education Center and Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department will host “Local Food Systems 101,” the first of four “Lettuce Learn Garden SMARTs” workshops at a local small-scale family farm in Zionville.

Cheeseman presents faculty recital Oct. 4

BOONE—Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman will present a faculty recital Oct. 4 at Appalachian State University.

Cheeseman is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. Her recital will begin at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Kirkpatrick receives Brockman-Campbell Book Award for her Irish-themed poetry collection

BOONE—Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne haunted Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s creative thoughts for more than a dozen years.

A poet and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of English, Kirkpatrick had long wanted to write about Gonne, who was a muse to William Butler Yeats, but she was uncertain of the creative device – such as lyric or dramatic monologue – that she wanted to use.

Masterworks performed by Appalachian Wind Ensemble Oct. 4

BOONE—Join members of the Appalachian Wind Ensemble for a performance of masterworks for winds Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The program is directed by John Stanley Ross with student conductors Matthew Brusseau and Onsby Rose assisting.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to speak at Appalachian Sept. 24

BOONE—Professor Gayatri Spivak will speak Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall in Broyhill Music Center. The title of her talk is “The Subaltern, Again and Again.”

Appalachian receives NSF grant to address math and science teacher shortage in rural schools

BOONE—A four-year, $1,165,039 grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Appalachian State University will help address the shortage of math and science teachers in rural schools.

The First Year Showcase to be presented Sept. 24-27

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present The First Year Showcase, an exclusive first look at up-and-coming talent at Appalachian. This showcase is family friendly and intended for all audiences. It will be presented on campus in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theater on Sept. 24 – 26 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Sept. 27

Morning, noon and night in Boone is the theme for the Sept. 27 performance of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra at Appalachian State University.

The performance begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.