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Trumpeter Scott Wendholt performs Feb. 19 at Appalachian

BOONE—Trumpeter Scott Wendholt will join Jazz Ensemble I for a Feb. 19 performance at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free.

18th Annual Polar Plunge held Feb. 18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The brave, the creatively costumed, and those with a heart for giving are invited to participate in the 18th annual Polar Plunge Feb. 18 at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.

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.

Girls on the Run of the High Country kicks off spring programs

BOONE—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) has announced the start of the spring 2016 season, which will run Feb. 22 through May 15. The Girls on the Run program is being offered at four schools in Watauga County, one in Wilkes County and three in Avery County.

Key Appalachian studies publications to be made available online through NEH and Mellon grant

BOONE—Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Appalachian State University.

Older adults invited to CHAMP screenings to improve balance beginning Feb. 11

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in February.

Plant sale rescheduled for Jan. 29

BOONE—Hundreds of easy care succulents, all grown by Appalachian State University students and community volunteers, will be on sale Jan. 29 at the Department of Biology Greenhouse. Sale hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility located at 211 Dale St. off State Farm Road.

Prices start at just $1. Proceeds support all greenhouse education and operation efforts.

Coffee with a Cop held Jan. 20 on campus

BOONE—Students and members of the Appalachian State University community are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with members of University Police Jan. 20 in the lobby of Roess Dining Hall. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appalachian professors help transform higher education in Kurdistan

BOONE—Transforming higher education can be a slow, laborious process – even more so if the institution is located in a country surrounded by armed conflict and regional unrest.

But despite the ongoing crisis in Northern Iraq, violence in Kurdistan has remained low, enabling professors and administrators at Salahaddin University to focus on a future that provides the best possible education for their students.