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Archive for March, 2017

Wells Fargo economist to speak March 31 at Appalachian

BOONE, N.C.—John Silvia, chief economist for Wells Fargo, will be the speaker at this spring’s Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University, to be held Friday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. A reception in the lobby will follow.

David Pogue, former personal technology columnist for The New York Times, to speak April 5 in University Forum Series

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—David Pogue, the former personal technology columnist for The New York Times, will present “America and Science: The Path to Success in the Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture” on April 5 as part of the University Forum Series at Appalachian State University.

Night in Day: The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and Its Predecessors

with Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—On Monday, March 27, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host Dr. Anthony Aveni, a Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor, in its seventh annual Dean’s Advisory Council’s Interdisciplinary Lecture series. On the cusp of America’s first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun in 99 years, Aveni, author of “In the Shadow of the Moon: The Culture and Science behind the Magic, Mystery, and Fear of Eclipses,” and a witness to eight such events, explores the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses from Babylon to the ancient Maya, telling stories of the different kinds of impact nature’s most dazzling phenomenon had on humanity. The lecture will take place in the I.G. Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m., followed by a book signing.

Poet Al Young to appear April 6 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Al Young was in the second grade, the venerable poet recalled recently, his teacher made him and his classmates recite poetry regularly.

‘College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line’ white paper published by the National Center for Developmental Education

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—“College Completion – Focus on the Finish Line,” a white paper designed to help educators improve community colleges, has been published by Appalachian State University’s Dr. Hunter R. Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education, Barbara Calderwood, managing editor of the Journal of Developmental Education, and Dr. Barbara S. Bonham, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies.

Cambodian labor organizer and delegate to U.N. Conference on the Status of Women to speak at Appalachian March 30

By Dr. Gregory Reck

BOONE, N.C.—Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124, in the Reich College of Education building. The event is free and open to the public.

Thinking about your future may make you less trusting and more critical of others

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Dr. Andrew Monroe is a psychologist in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies people’s moral and social judgments.

Brown named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—James J. “J.J.” Brown III has been named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian State University. He will begin the role on May 1, 2017.

Appalachian Opera Theatre to present ‘The Magic Flute’ April 6-9

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—“The Magic Flute” has captivated audiences around the world many times since its 1791 premiere in Vienna. Appalachian Opera Theatre’s coming production of Wolfgang Mozart’s beloved opera aims to build on that success in variety of ways.