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Archive for October, 2015

Friction Quartet performs Nov. 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “chillingly effective” (San Francisco Examiner), will perform Nov. 1 at Appalachian State University.

Program on the Confederate battle flag presented Nov. 19

BOONE—Associate Professor Cameron Lippard will present “Heritage or Hate?: The Confederate Battle Flag in the 21st Century” Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to attend.

Step Afrika! performs Nov. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Step Afrika!, an African-American dance company, will perform Nov. 17 at Appalachian State University. The 8 p.m. performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is sponsored by the student-run Appalachian Popular Programming Society.

Professor joins project to help veterans become farmers

BOONE—Helping former soldiers transition to farming to help meet the nation’s food system needs is a goal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Appalachian State University is part of that effort.

Coffee with a Cop held Nov. 4 in Plemmons Student Union

BOONE—Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff are invited to meet university police officers to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink a free cup of coffee during Coffee with a Cop Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union.

Mindful check-ins can facilitate use of technology, expert says

BOONE—Technology devices can be powerful tools, but they also can distract us and contribute to a machine-like culture that often brings dissatisfaction to our lives, according to Dr. David Levy, who visited Appalachian State University as the 2015 Belk Distinguished Lecturer.

Looking Glass Gallery presents ‘DESCANT’ art exhibit by Elizabeth Shanahan

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery (LGG) in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “DESCANT,” an exhibition featuring work by Elizabeth Shanahan.

“DESCANT” will be on view through Thursday, Nov. 12. There will be a reception on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with ArtWalk. Refreshments will be served.

Venue change for “English Without Effort,” a combination of two Eugene Ionesco plays, presented Nov. 6-10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents a double-bill of plays titled “English Without Effort: An Evening of Ionesco Comedy” in Valborg Theatre on campus Nov. 6-10. The performances previously had been scheduled in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre. These laugh-out-loud comedies will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 7, 9 and 10 with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 7 and 8.

Campus emergency siren test conducted Nov. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 11:55 a.m.

The campus drill also will include a recorded message indicating the beginning and end of the test.