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Appalachian’s commercial photography program is featured in national photo publication

BOONE—Former students and an assistant professor in the commercial photography program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design were recently featured in the fall 2014 print and online edition of PDNedu (Photo District News), the magazine for emerging photographers and photo educators.

Vocal works “Made in America” performed Nov. 7

BOONE—Vocal works by some of America’s most popular composers will be performed during a “Made in America” concert Nov. 7 at Appalachian State University.

Award-winning furniture design grew from a grandfather’s encouragement

BOONE—Rebecca Goddard’s award-winning furniture design is as much a tribute to her late grandfather as it is an acknowledgment of her talents.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

Works for brass performed Nov. 3

BOONE—Works for brass choirs including compositions by Elgar, Mendelssohn and Brahms will be performed Nov. 3 by the Appalachian Brass Studio Ensembles at Appalachian State University.

Blazing Bassoons perform Nov. 2

BOONE—Eleven students from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will perform as the ensemble Blazing Bassoons on Sunday, Nov. 2. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Student vocal ensemble performs Nov. 2

BOONE—The student vocal ensemble Quintessential! will perform Nov.2 at Appalachian State University beginning at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Poet Shira Dentz visits campus Nov. 13

BOONE—Poet Shira Dentz will read from her work and present a craft talk Nov. 13 at Appalachian State University. The craft talk will begin at 2 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room and her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the union’s Rough Ridge Room. Dentz’s campus visit is sponsored by the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Kurt Michael receives Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

BOONE—Appalachian State University professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael, who has spent his career working to improve mental health services for young people in rural areas, has earned the James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors.