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Archive for March, 2016

Campus siren alert system will be tested April 6

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide siren warning system Wednesday, April 6, at 11:55 a.m. Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information about the warning system, visit

Students honored at ITEEA annual conference in Washington, D.C.

BOONE—Three students from Appalachian State University were honored recently at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C.

Autism camp offered April 15-17, registration ends April 1

BOONE—Camp Crinkleroot, a free day camp April 15-17, is recruiting campers ages 8-14 with autism spectrum disorders. The retreat will be held at the Camp Sky Ranch facility in Blowing Rock. It will be staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Wells Fargo’s David Carroll to speak March 24 at Appalachian

BOONE—David Carroll, executive vice president of wealth and investment management (WIM) will be the speaker for the spring Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University.

Author of “The Vegan Studies Project”

Lecture rescheduled for April 21 at 5:30pm

BOONE—Laura Wright, author of “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” will speak March 24 at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. Her talk is titled “Imagining Vegan Studies: English, Activism, and Animals.”

Appalachian to host Food Summit April 2

BOONE—Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to discuss ways to build a more resilient and just local food system at the 2016 Food Summit at Appalachian State University on Saturday, April 2. The theme of this year’s summit is “Seeding Community Resilience.” Discussion topics include community gardening, seed-saving, improving food access and more.

America’s first African-American woman in space speaks March 30 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mae Jemison will present the talk “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential” March 30 at Appalachian State University. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Stars and Bars” exhibit

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery (LGG) in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union latest exhibit is “Stars and Bars,” featuring work by senior Victor Moore.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre receives national award

GREENSBORO—The Boone-based Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) received the 2016 Sara Spencer Child Drama Award at the 67th annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina March 2–6. This prestigious honor recognizes the work of an individual or organization for dynamic and engaging work for young people, and is named after children’s theatre pioneer and founder of the Children’s Theatre Press (now the Anchorage Press) Sara Spencer.