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Archive for January, 2016

2016 Momentum Dance Showcase — rescheduled for Jan. 30

BOONE—The 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase, originally scheduled for Jan. 22 and 23, has been postponed due to weather until Saturday, Jan. 30. There will be two performances in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208: one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Momentum is a campus-wide student dance organization. The annual dance showcase will feature nine original works choreographed and performed by students.

Three-minute thesis competition held Jan. 21 at Appalachian

BOONE—Seventeen graduate students at Appalachian State University will have three minutes to explain their research or scholarly/creative projects as part of the 3MT Three Minute Thesis competition to be held Jan. 21 at Appalachian State University.

Bennett named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics

BOONE—Following an internal search, Dr. Nicole Bennett has been named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) at Appalachian State University. Her appointment is effect March 1.

RIEEE was established in 2008 to enhance opportunities for faculty and students whose research interests involve the environment, energy and economics and especially their intersections.

Appalachian expands opportunities in China through a new relationship with Wenzhou University

BOONE—Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities, including student and faculty exchanges, joint academic programming and research collaboration. The partnership paves the way for a joint entrepreneurship course to be offered to Appalachian and Wenzhou students.

“Manual-Pixeling” exhibit on display at Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery (LGG) in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Manual-Pixeling,” an exhibition featuring work by Taekyeom Lee. The exhibit will be on view Jan. 13 – Feb. 17. A reception will be held at the gallery Feb. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. The public is invited.

Appalachian professors help transform higher education in Kurdistan

BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.

But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.

This event has been canceled: Author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson to deliver MLK Commemoration Speech Jan. 21

BOONE—This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.


Michael Eric Dyson, an American academic, author and radio host, will deliver the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Speech Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. His talk is sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of Multicultural Student Development. Admission is free.

Organist J. William Greene presents a guest recital Jan. 19 at Appalachian

BOONE—J. William Greene, organist and choirmaster at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, will present a guest recital Jan 19 at Appalachian State University.

The Hayes School of Music event will begin at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Winners of Coe and West scholarships announced

BOONE—The Department of English and the Creative Writing Concentration at Appalachian State University have announced the winners of scholarships awarded for prose and poetry.