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Archive for February, 2016

Interactive artwork “Paper Bag Test” on display in Belk Library and Information Commons

BOONE—IlaSahai Prouty is determined to expand the dialog about race and stereotypes at Appalachian State University. Her new art installation, “Paper Bag Test – Boone,” is designed to present race as a social construct and engage students, faculty, staff and the community in thinking about how words describe, imply and evaluate race. The installation is on display in Belk Library and Information Commons’ second floor rotunda through the end of March.

Grimmer named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program semifinalist

BOONE—Miranda Grimmer, a graduate student at Appalachian State University, has been named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program semifinalist for the 2016-17 academic year. Semifinalists are applicants who have been recommended by the National Screening Committee.

Presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and its labor held March 17

BOONE—A presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and the exploitation of labor will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Price Lake Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Lecture on the politics of skin pigmentation presented March 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Nina G. Jablonski will speak on “The Evolution and Meanings of Human Skin Color” March 17 at Appalachian State University. Jablonski is guest speaker at the 6th Annual Dean’s Advisory Council Interdisciplinary Lecture hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

BOONE—March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and a time when many at Appalachian State University have a renewed focus on serving students, faculty or staff who may have incurred a brain injury from a fall, motor vehicle accident, sports or other causes.

Appalachian and NTE Carolinas LLC enter long-term power purchase agreement

BOONE—New River Light and Power Company (New River), an operating unit of Appalachian State University, has entered an agreement to purchase electricity from NTE Carolinas LLC (NTE) from Jan.1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2038. NTE was chosen from a field of wholesale power suppliers that submitted proposals to the university. After thorough review, university officials concluded that NTE’s proposal best meets the needs of the university’s electric utility and its customers.

11th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk scheduled for April 9

BOONE—On Saturday, April 9, students from Appalachian State University’s recreation management program, in collaboration with Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, and Huntington’s Disease Society of America, will host the 11th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University has opened registration for the High Country Triple Crown.

McCandless joins Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts

BOONE—Meghan M. McCandless has been named a public information specialist for the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University.