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Summer Dance Series offered May 31 through June 30

BOONE—The Summer Dance Series sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance begins May 31 at Appalachian State University.

Fundraising class raises over $12,000 for local nonprofits

BOONE—Appalachian State University students enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class within the school’s nonprofit management minor, raised over $12,000 for High Country nonprofits during the spring semester.

Theatre and Dance partners with Cre8tive Drama to offer summer day camps for children

BOONE—Cre8tive Drama and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Appalachian State University are partnering to offer a week-long summer Cre8tive Drama Day Camp. Designed to transform young people through drama and theatre arts, the camp will be offered daily starting Monday, June 28, in the Valborg Theatre on campus. The cost of this year’s camp is $125 per student for the week.

Student Joshua Whitehead wins Appalachian’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award

BOONE—Student Joshua Whitehead has been selected as the 2016-17 winner of Appalachian State University’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris named dean of the Walker College of Business

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

Dr. Melba Spooner named dean of the Reich College of Education

BOONE—Dr. Melba Spooner has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education after a national search. She begins her duties July 1, 2016.

Appalachian hosts Summer Theatre Education Program June 16–17

BOONE—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will host “Directing for Theatre” on June 16–17 as the 2016 Appalachian Summer Theatre Education Program (AppSTEP). The program is designed for pre-service and licensed theatre teachers and practitioners who wish to further their content knowledge in selected theatre education topics.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Unrequited Contemplation”

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Unrequited Contemplation,” an exhibition featuring work by Alissa Sauter. “Unrequited Contemplation” is on display through May 13. There will be a reception held on May 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Looking Glass Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

Appalachian alumnus David Furr nominated for Tony Award

BOONE—David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a 2016 Tony Award nominee for his performance in “Noises Off,” a Broadway comedy by English playwright Michael Frayn. The most recent revival of Frayn’s play concluded a 13-week limited run on March 13 as part of the subscription series at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Furr starred as Garry Lejeune, a volatile actor with a stutter.