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Appalachian is first in the state to offer a degree in Career and Technical Education

BOONE—A new online Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education offered at Appalachian State University is designed to produce teachers in “high-need” areas in the state’s public schools.

Gardening class on pastel perennials offered Feb. 20

BOONE—A free class on the selection and care of hardy pastel perennials for our area will be offered Saturday, Feb. 20. The class, taught as part of the “High Country Gardening” program will be led by Jerry Meyer, a seasoned cold climate gardener and designer.

Annual 3-minute thesis competition packs a lot of science into a short time

BOONE—Could you explain your master’s level thesis or research in just three minutes? That’s what 16 students in Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies each did recently.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performs Feb. 14

BOONE—Songs of love provide the foundation for the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra’s Feb. 14 concert. With the theme “L’amour toujours” or love always, the performance includes works by Edward Elgar, Astor Piazolla, Jules Massenet and solos performed by winners of the Hayes School of Music’s 2015-16 Orchestra Concerto/Aria competition.

Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with Todd Wright and friends

BOONE—It’s a Valentine tradition at Appalachian State University – the annual Evening of Valentine Jazz with Todd Wright and friends. This year’s concert will be a pre-Valentine event held at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Award-winning pianist Eleonora Karpukhova performs Feb. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—Award-winning Russian pianist Eleonora Karpukhova will present a guest recital Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Appalachian State University. The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall is free and open to the public. Hayes School of Music faculty member Bair Shagdaron will join Karpukhova in the performance.

Minerals from around the world donated to Appalachian’s geology department

BOONE—A collection representing one man’s lifetime fascination with minerals has been donated to the Department of Geology at Appalachian State University. It will be featured in a series of exhibits in the department’s McKinney Geology Teaching Museum located in Rankin Science Building.

Appalachian students to travel to Iowa to witness political history

BOONE—The venue and subject couldn’t be more exciting for 10 political science majors at Appalachian State University who will travel with their professors to observe the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, which are the first of 16 to be held in the nation.

Early music ensemble performs Feb. 7

BOONE—Harmonia Baroque, the Hayes School of Music’s early music ensemble, will perform Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.