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Three new exhibits open at Turchin Center on Sept. 2

By Anna Gaugert

BOONE—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University is celebrating the opening of three new exhibitions during Downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl from 6-10 p.m., on Sept. 2. Admission is free and visitors are welcome to “engage, discover and connect through the arts,” while enjoying free appetizers, a cash bar and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Appalachian community partners are doing ‘business for good’

By Elisabeth Wall

In introducing the community partners involved in the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Professor Heather Dixon-Fowler said her college “no longer uses the term ‘vendor,’ which is transactional, but prefers ‘community partners’ and supports businesses that are forces for good in the High Country communities.”

Walker College of Business hosts Business for Good, promotes responsible economic, social and natural resource management

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE—“If you aren’t doing business for good, why are you doing business?” asked Bald Guy Brew proprietor Don Cox ’93 at the second annual Business for Good event hosted by Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB), Aug. 19.

27th Annual Walk for Awareness slated for Aug. 30 at Appalachian State University

BOONE—The 27th Annual Walk for Awareness, a silent walk through the Appalachian State University campus to commemorate lives lost to violence, will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30. This event, which is open to the public, begins at Sanford Mall and ends at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Oncology nurse Sheets ’14 returns to serve Boone

By Elisabeth Wall

Hannah Sheets ’14 has come back home.

Hannah Sheets ’14 is a member of the third graduating class of nurses from Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences. Her first position out of college was in the oncology unit of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Two years later she has returned to work at Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department.

Registration underway for fall Craft Enrichment classes at Appalachian

BOONE—Registration is now open for the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University. Craft Enrichment offers a variety of classes for novices, advanced students or individuals who are ready to explore a new hobby. Some classes begin as soon as Aug. 25 and fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Affiliation with the university is not required to register.

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge awards Appalachian’s ACCESS program $5,000 for summer school opportunities

By: Wes Saylors

BOONE—The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Appalachian State University’s ACCESS (Appalachian Commitment to a College Education for Student Success) program to help provide summer school opportunities for women enrolled in the program. The award is providing five $1,000 summer school scholarships for recipients enrolled in 40 hours of coursework among them.

Peggy Eller recalls 28 years of training Mountaineer toddlers

In honor of her retirement, a new endowment for the Child Development Center is created

By: Kesha Williams

BOONE—When Peggy Eller graduated from Appalachian State University in 1977 with a degree in health physical education and recreation with a minor in business, she never dreamed of a career in child care.

Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust held July 23-28 at Appalachian

BOONE—The 15th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 23-28 in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. This year’s symposium puts a particular emphasis on the roles and struggles of women in the Holocaust and explores the significance of gender in this genocide.