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Archive for February, 2016

March swings in with a Jazz Ensemble II concert

BOONE—With a nod to the blustery month of March, Jazz Ensemble II opens its March 2 concert with Troy Andrews’ “Hurricane Season.” That composition and others will be performed beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Campus emergency siren test conducted March 2

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system Wednesday, March 2, at 11:55 a.m.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at http://em.emergency.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system. Appalachian uses the “hi/low” tone for emergencies; “discontinuous air horn” for tests of the system; the “alert” tone for all-clear signal; and the “wail” tone for tornado warnings.

Appalachian named a top producer of Fulbright scholars

BOONE—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2015-16 and Appalachian State University is on the list.

Walker College of Business offers executive education programs to area businesses

BOONE—Area businesses wanting to develop the leadership and other skills of their employees will be interested in executive educations programs offered by the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian to host more than 700 aspiring scientists, engineers and others at regional competition on campus

BOONE—The Career and Technical Education Program, which is housed in the Reich College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University, will host the 2016 Western Region North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA) Conference Feb. 26. The event at Appalachian is the largest regional NCTSA Conference in the state.

ECRS scholarships awarded to Appalachian students

BOONE—Bryce Cloniger of Davidson County and Evangeline Luciano of Dare County are the first recipients of the ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarships in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science. They will receive a $4,000 a year scholarship plus $500 a year for educational and research materials. The scholarship is renewable based on the students’ satisfactory academic performance.

March 1 faculty recital showcases the talents of organist Joby Bell

BOONE—Joby Bell, professor of organ at Appalachian State University, will perform masterworks for organ during a March 1 recital. His performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Interpreted performance of ‘Clybourne Park’ set for Feb. 28

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce that the matinee performance of “Clybourne Park” on Sunday, Feb. 28, will be interpreted for hearing-impaired patrons. Appalachian’s Office of Disability Services (ODS) and Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) are providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters during the 2 p.m. performance in Valborg Theatre on campus. The talkback discussion will also be interpreted.

Polar Plunge nets more than $8K for Watauga County Special Olympics

BOONE—While the water temperature was 39 degrees, Mother Nature provided more favorable conditions for the 18th Annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University. This year sunny skies prevailed with temperatures in the mid-40s for the event that raised funds to support Watauga County Special Olympics.