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Groundbreaking ceremony for Beaver College of Health Sciences marks more than 10 years of planning

BOONE—Under sunny skies and with a row of black and gold beribboned shovels at the ready on the sidelines, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts welcomed more than 300 guests to the official groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility, Thursday morning, June 23. University faculty, staff and students, project partners, government officials and interested members of the High Country community gathered under a tent at the BCHS building site located adjacent to Watauga Medical Center.

Beaver College of Health Sciences groundbreaking Thursday, June 23

BOONE—A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences site, 1179 State Farm Road. The campus community and public are invited.

TCVA offers ROAM; its ‘Art Books and Children’ project to be offered this week in two locations

BOONE—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University continues its long-term commitment to strengthen community participation in the arts with new programs this summer. The most recent addition is the Regional Outreach Art Mobile (ROAM) – a traveling classroom of supplies to inspire artists of all ages and abilities to discover their artist within through creativity and design.

Students create history exhibit on Blowing Rock Horse Show at BRAHM

BOONE—The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) features an exhibit on the Blowing Rock Horse Show this summer thanks to the work of Appalachian State University students.

Library’s Summer Author Series begins June 30

BOONE—High Country Sustainability is the theme of the 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series to be held at Appalachian State University. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.

Writer Matt Gallagher to present writing workshop for veterans and a public reading

BOONE—Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and writer, will be in residence at Appalachian State University June 13 and 14. Gallagher is the author of two highly acclaimed books: the memoir, “Kaboom,” and the recently published Iraq War novel, “Youngblood,” cited by the New York Times as “an urgent and deeply moving novel.”

Memorial Day is ‘day to give thanks’

BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.

Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial on the west side of the Dougherty Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.

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.