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Archive for February, 2016

Discarded books from Belk Library and Information Commons available for purchase

BOONE—Are you a bibliophile? Would you like a chance to add to your collection while advancing sustainability at Appalachian State University?

Belk Library and Information Commons has been culling their stacks, and while the discarded volumes are slated to be recycled, a focus on Appalachian’s commitment to Zero Waste by creating reuse opportunities means the books are available for purchase.

Poet Ed Madden will read from his work March 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—Poet Ed Madden opens the spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Thursday, March 3, at Appalachian State University. He will give a craft talk, “Public Voice, Public Work,” at 2 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. The talk will address public voice and the particular issues/opportunities/challenges Madden has faced as a poet laureate, including ways the position has made him think about audience, craft and voice.

Bathanti named the Charles George VA Medical Center Writer-in-Residence

BOONE—Joseph Bathanti has been named the Charles George VA Medical Center (VAMC) Writer-in-Residence in an innovative program in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Asheville. The program is funded by a North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina Humanities Council grant.

Peace Corps information session

BOONE—Interested in immersing yourself in a new culture, learning a new language and having the experience of a lifetime? Peace Corps recruiter Deborah Buckley will host an information session Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Rough Ridge Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The public is invited to attend.

Three Hayes School of Music performances close out February

BOONE—Two faculty recitals and a program presented by two alumni, a faculty member and a student from the Hayes School of Music are scheduled for the end of February in Broyhill Music Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Spring visiting writers series features poets, travel writers

BOONE—Four programs are scheduled for the spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University beginning with poet Ed Madden March 3. Other writers are poet and Charlotte Observer book review writer and editor Dannye Romine Powell on March 31, travel and adventure writers Peter Fish and Leigh Ann Henion on April 7, and poet, memoirist and social justice activist Luis Rodriguez on April 28. Book sales and signing will follow each event.

Sonyé Randolph joins Appalachian’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

BOONE—Following a national search, Sonyé Randolph has been hired to serve as Appalachian State University’s first full-time Equal Opportunity/Title IX investigator in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC). She began her duties Jan. 19.

New staff members join Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development

BOONE—Four individuals have joined the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University. They are Christopher Lytle, director of education abroad within OIED; Mark Hagen, assistant director of education abroad; Karen Marshall, assistant director of international student and scholar services and outreach; and Amanda Harvey, office manager.

Appalachian kicks off “Theatre in Our Schools” Month Feb. 27, registration now open

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting a day of theatre workshops to celebrate the start of Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) month in March. On Saturday, Feb. 27, from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m., high school students and teachers from across the region will gather in Chapell Wilson Hall for theatre workshop sessions that target a variety of interests and ability levels, taught by professionals with graduate level training in theatre.