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Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 12-18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 13th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 12-18 at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is named for symposium benefactors, Doris Rosen and the late Martin Rosen.

Appalachian Journal’s double issue highlights regional filmmaking, activism and literature

BOONE—Appalachian Journal has released a double issue (Vol. 41, No. 1-2) that includes reflections on Appalachian filmmaking and discussions of literature and Appalachian women’s literacy. It also contains new poems by Robert Morgan, John Thomas York, Gilbert Allen, Mark DeFoe, Emily Hancock, R.M. Kinder, David Holt, Hilda Downer and Rita Quillen. Current events and reviews of recent books and media complete the issue.

Plentiful water lulls consumers and utility managers regarding future water quantity issues

BOONE—Northwest North Carolina is the headwaters for eight major watersheds, supplying water to portions of five southern states. Despite droughts in Western North Carolina’s mountains in 2002 and 2007-08, the region’s water supply seemingly has been endless. That may be why so many water utility managers, elected officials, planners and even the public focus on the area’s supply-side management of water vs. demand-side management.

Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a Memorial Day ceremony and reception Monday, May 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located adjacent to the Dougherty Administration Building.

Benfield named Boone Optimist Club Officer of the Year

BOONE—Sgt. Chris Benfield from the Appalachian State University Police Department has received the Boone Optimist Club’s Officer of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually by the Boone Optimist Club as part of Optimist International’s Respect for Law week, which has been held since 1965.

Author Elizabeth Williams to speak May 22 at Appalachian

BOONE—When Olive Dame Campbell and her, husband John C. Campbell, traveled to the Appalachian Mountains in 1908, they opened a door into the world of the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia few had ever seen. Many of the couple’s books are modern day staples in the study of mountain communities, and are cited in scholarly writings on the subject. It is, however, the pages in the personal diary of Olive Dame Campbell that Elizabeth Williams brings to life for readers.

Delta Zeta fundraiser nets funds for Appalachian’s Communication Disorders Clinic

BOONE—The Lambda Phi chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority at Appalachian State University collected $7,500 through its eighth annual Turtle Trot 5K. The funds will support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian.

Stone Soup event for nonprofits to be held May 15

BOONE—Stone Soup, the annual nonprofit capacity building conference at Appalachian State University, will be held May 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to register.

Appalachian’s 2014 common reading selection is “Clapton’s Guitar”

BOONE—The book “Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument” has been selected for the 2014 Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University.

First published in 2005, the book by New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John centers on master luthier and musician Wayne Henderson as he builds two guitars for Eric Clapton.