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Archive for October, 2015

Appalachian’s SDAP program receives federal funds to help students thrive

BOONE—Ask any college student about their goals and the most likely response is finding a good job and supporting themselves after graduation.

Students with intellectual disabilities are no different.

Veterans Day ceremony held Nov. 11 on campus

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. A continental breakfast will follow in the administration building lobby. The public is invited.

Acapellageddon 2015 will be held Nov. 15 at Appalachian

BOONE—Acapellageddon, Appalachian State University’s annual a cappella competition, will be held Nov. 15 on campus. This year eight groups will take the stage at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts to compete for various prizes beginning at 7 p.m.

Classical guitarist Joseph Pecoraro performs Nov. 10

BOONE—From the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to performances in Paris, Geneva and Bologna, classical guitarist Joseph Pecoraro is known for his mastery of diverse musical styles.

Local audiences can enjoy his range of talent Nov. 10 during an 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Choral works from around the globe performed Nov. 6

BOONE—A Nov. 6 performance by the University Singers and Chamber Singers from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will take the audience on a global excursion through the choral works by international composers.

The program takes place in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m.

Jazz organist Tony Monaco joins Appalachian’s Jazz Ensemble I Nov. 4

BOONE—Jazz, and plenty of it, is on tap Nov. 4 when organist Tony Monaco performs at Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble I from the Hayes School of Music.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Brass ensembles at Appalachian perform Nov. 4

BOONE—Students in the Hayes School of Music brass studios will perform Nov. 4 at Appalachian State University beginning at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

X-rays uncover gut of 320-million-year-old animal

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—The inner workings of a tiny fossil have been studied using X-ray microscopy, revealing evidence of its digestive system for the first time.

Researchers from the University of Bristol in England, Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Paul Scherrer Institute analyzed the unique fossil specimen using high-energy X-rays at the Swiss Light Source in Switzerland.

Campus Forum to be held on online education Nov. 9

BOONE—A campus forum titled “Online Teaching: Issues, Conflicts, and Controversies for Faculty, Students, and the Public” will be held Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons room 114. The forum is organized by the Appalachian State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). This event is free and open to the public.