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Archive for August, 2017

Registration open for Black Saturday 5K to be held Sept. 23

By Kali Woodlief

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the annual Black Saturday 5K Run/Walk taking place Saturday, Sept. 23. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Management Scholarship Endowment of the recreation management program in the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University.

Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Robert Haswell, geographer, political activist and former member of the Democratic Party of Parliament in South Africa, will present a lecture entitled, “Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114 on the campus of Appalachian State University. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Ike Udogu and Dr. Rob Eskridge of the Department of Government and Justice Studies.

Author Susan Rivers to speak Sept. 7, proceeds support University Libraries’ Student Employee Scholarship Program

By Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Back by popular demand, the University Libraries at Appalachian State University will sponsor “A Novel Experience” fundraising dinner on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blowing Rock Country Club in Blowing Rock. The event speaker will be award- winning playwright Susan Rivers.

Appalachian professor directs season four of ‘A Craftsman’s Legacy,’ premiering Sept. 9

Submitted by Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Kelly Davis, assistant professor of electronic media/broadcasting in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, returns to “A Craftsman’s Legacy” to direct his second season. The show, now in its fourth season, will premiere on UNC-TV (WUNE locally) Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. and follows host and renowned metal shaper and motorcycle builder Eric Gorges as he continues his quest for America’s finest craftsmen.

Faculty and staff honored for excellence

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Seven faculty and four staff members at Appalachian State University were honored for excellence at the Fall Semester Faculty and Staff Meeting on Aug. 25 in Plemmons Student Union.

Appalachian’s Howard Street Hall ready for students, faculty

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts cut the ribbon Friday, Aug. 25, at the recently renovated Howard Street Hall.

The Edible and Visual South: UNC scholars visit Appalachian Sept. 15

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Southern scholars Marcie Cohen Ferris and William R. Ferris of University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill will be on campus for two events Friday, Sept. 15, in Belk Library and Information Commons Lecture Hall 114. At 3:30 p.m., Cohen Ferris will speak about how food – as cuisine and as commodity – has expressed and shaped southern identity. Ferris’s talk from 6 – 8 p.m. will focus on his photography and documentary film work.

Appalachian to conduct full test of its emergency notification system Sept. 6

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system – including siren, email, voice and text messaging and the Alertus desktop notification system – at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6.

English major presents at American Literature Association

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—In May, Appalachian State University’s Tommy Young was one of a handful of undergraduates to present at the American Literature Association Conference, in Boston, Massachusetts. As a member of the Gertrude Stein Society, the English major was one of four scholars to present a paper on a panel titled “New Directions in Stein Studies.”