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Craig Popelars discusses book publishing, marketing and publicity May 1

BOONE—Craig Popelars, director of marketing and sales for Algonquin Books, will discuss how marketing and publicity is at the epicenter of publishing today—from a book’s acquisition to its appearance on the bestseller list and all points in between.

Reaves installed as president of Appalachian’s Alumni Association

BOONE—James K. Reaves of Kernersville has been installed as president of Appalachian State University’s Alumni Association. Joining Reaves on the executive board are Stephanie L. Billings of Greensboro, vice president; and Carolyn J. Clark of Boone, secretary. Each will serve a one-year term.

Homecoming 2013 to be held Oct. 11-12

BOONE—Appalachian State University alumni are invited to celebrate “Yosef Loves the ’90s” at Homecoming Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Events include Friday night’s popular traditions plus Saturday tailgating and football at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Golf tournament honors Appalachian alumnus

BOONE—Golf for fun and a good cause Monday, Oct. 7, during the 14th Annual Stephen’s Tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh, a course designed by 1992 US Open Champion Tom Kite. The tournament begins at 11:30 a.m.

Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 10

akhtar_t.jpgBOONE—Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar opens the Hughlene B. Frank Visiting Writers Series Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Appalachian State University. Akhtar will read from his work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

Phillips, Turners and Schaefer named honorary Appalachian alumni

BOONE—Appalachian State University recently named Pat Phillips of Hernando, Fla., and Ashe County, Ronny and Patsy Turner of Blowing Rock and Jamie D. Schaefer of Blowing Rock and Florida honorary alumni.

Appalachian alumnus George Beasley honored at 10th annual Giants of Broadcasting event

BOONE—George Beasley, chairman, CEO and founder of Beasley Broadcast Group, was honored Oct. 18 at the Library of American Broadcasting’s 10th annual Giants of Broadcasting event. Beasley was one of 10 distinguished honorees.

Appalachian aims to break blood collection record Sept. 26

BOONE—The American Red Cross and Appalachian State University hope to break the school’s blood collection record at the 6th annual Homecoming Blood Drive with the Red Cross Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center.

Homecoming 2012 to be held Oct. 5-6

BOONE—Appalachian State University alumni are invited to celebrate “The Big Apple at 3,333 feet” at Homecoming Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6. Events include Friday night’s popular traditions, Saturday tailgating and football at Kidd Brewer Stadium.