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Archive for February, 2017

Appalachian’s doctoral program hosts open house for prospective students March 2

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Have you considered earning an doctor of education degree, or Ed.D.? Appalachian State University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will host an open house for prospective students Thursday, March 2, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Graduate certificate in strategic communication now offered online at Appalachian State University

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University now offers an online graduate certificate in strategic communication as part of its distance education program.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Silence’ Feb. 22-26

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its first spring stage production, “Silence” by British playwright Moira Buffini, Feb. 22–25 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Valborg Theater. Ticket prices for this dark comedy are $10 for students and $17 for adults.

Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will resume March 2 with Rose McLarney; other writers will be Bianca Spriggs, Al Young and Robert Gipe

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The spring portion of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will spring into action beginning March 2 at Appalachian State University.

Fans of poetry and fiction will have opportunities to experience how the work of three leading writers is defying stereotypes about Appalachia.

Appalachian’s sustainable development department to host author Jeff Biggers Feb. 17

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—The Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University welcomes author, performer and educator Jeff Biggers at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 for his multimedia theatrical piece “An Evening at the Ecopolis: Envisioning a Regenerative City.”

E. Stuart Powell Jr. shares his insurance knowledge with Appalachian’s students

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—E. Stuart Powell Jr. has long coveted the opportunity that Appalachian State University has given him.

“I had always wanted to teach at the college level,” he said recently. “It’s just taken me 45 years to get there.”

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present three concerts between Feb. 19 and 23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present three concerts between Feb. 19 and 23.

Former coal miner Nick Mullins to present ‘Blood on the Mountain’ Feb. 21 as part of Appalachian’s Sustainability Film Series

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Nick Mullins, a former coal miner interviewed in the film “Blood on the Mountain,” will introduce the award-winning documentary Feb. 21 during the Sustainability Film Series at Appalachian State University.

Student leader creates mentorship, leadership opportunities for women in computer science

By Kesha Williams

BOONE, N.C.—Sarah Mbiki is an advocate for the role academic and professional student clubs play in the Appalachian State University experience. The senior computer science major credits her experience in the Women in Computer Science club for providing her with support and mentorship opportunities as she completes a challenging major and prepares for work in a field that is traditionally male-dominated.