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Interior design student wins lighting design competition

BOONE—Hazel Chang hasn’t visited Kenya, but her interior design skills and creative imagination have resulted in an award-winning lighting design concept for a Nairobi restaurant that captures a sense of Kenyan culture.

Karl Mamola to receive 2015 Oersted Medal

College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.

Bassoonist Jon Beebe performs Sept. 28

BOONE—Works for bassoon will be performed Sept. 28 at Appalachian State University. The faculty recital presented by Hayes School of Music faculty member Jon Beebe will begin at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Latin American Film festival features “Elsa y Fred” Sept. 18

BOONE—The Latin American Film Festival continues Thursday, Sept 18, at Appalachian State University with the screening of the comedy “Elsa y Fred” at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room (Room 415). Dr. Victoria Cox will lead a discussion following the film. Admission is free.

Solar energy products and developments discussed Sept. 17

BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.

Faculty recital features Andrea Cheeseman from the Hayes School of Music

BOONE—Clarinetist Andrea L. Cheeseman will present a faculty recital Tuesday, Sept. 23. Joining her for the 8 p.m. recital in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall are violinist Nancy Bargerstock and pianists Christina Hayes and Susan Slingland.

First Year Student Showcase highlights comedy and fresh talent Sept. 25-28

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents The First Year Student Showcase in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. This experience allows freshmen and transfer students to take center stage in their first semester at Appalachian. The show will run Sept. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee offered Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Ensemble 322 presents “Musica Latina!”

BOONE—Ensemble 322, comprised of Hayes School of Music string faculty, will present a program titled “Musica Latina!” on Monday, Sept. 29, at 8 pm in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Rural Academy Theater returns to campus for a Sept. 25 performance

BOONE—The Rural Academy Theater, your favorite horse-pulled theater, will perform Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on Appalachian State University’s Sanford Mall. The troupe also will perform Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at Horn in the West.